Sony Handycam DCR-TRV520E Camcorder - Black

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  • Digital Recording on a Hi8 Tape!

    Jan 26, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: You can play a 8mm or Hi8 home movie in the Sony DCR-TRV520.
    Cons: Heavier and bulkier than a true digital camcorder.

    Summary: The Sony DCR-TRV520 is a superb digital video camera for all your home movie needs. This camcorder has Digital8 technology developed by Sony. What this means it will record a digital signal with digital sound on a standard Hi8 tape. Sony says ... read more

  • I Love this Camcorder

    Mar 2, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very easy to use, Takes digital stills, 3.5 in LCD screen size
    Cons: A little heavy, LCD drains battery life really fast

    Summary: This camcorder is a wonderful unit. I just love it. I was afraid it would be hard to operate but I found the instruction manual very easy to read. Within minutes of opening the box I was ready to start filming. The digital still feature was the main ... read more

  • looking for complete camcorder?

    Jul 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use for a first time user
    Cons: its heavy and makes you feel uncomfortable after a while

    Summary: This camcorder is for some one who wants a complete camcorder.The first time i saw it i liked it because it had nightshot which lets you see at night in the dark, but you can only see 3 meters long of distance at night which is still good. The other ... read more

  • TRV520

    Nov 12, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Great quality picture, Easy to Use, Lots of functions and many ports.
    Cons: Little bit bulky compared to others

    Summary: I purchased this camcorder about six months ago. I have been really pleased with the abilities of it. Rather than purchasing one based solely on size, I looked at all the functions these cameras have to offer. The TRV520 has everything, especially for ... read more

  • TRV525 and what's coming with it

    Nov 9, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Image quality, picture effects, reliable
    Cons: No

    Summary: Being a very critic spirit, rarely I can say about a product that meets all my expectation, beating even the most optimistic expectations. This is the case with my Sony TRV525. From the day I bought it my daily activity has changed completely. This is ... read more

  • Shoot movies, transfer them to your PC

    Oct 27, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Digital, ergonomic, good quality, lots of effects
    Cons: Bigger than MiniDV models, B/W viewfinder

    Summary: Sony is undoubdly the best company among camcorder manufacturers. Their camcorders are leading the market while their technologies are being used by many different manufacturers. Digital-8 is one of the many technologies Sony has invented and used in its ... read more

  • Fun to use

    Jul 21, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very good video quality Fun to use
    Cons: short battery life

    Summary: This camcorder is fun to use.Takes very good video not so good digital still pictures but not terrible.Some say its a little bulky but if your like me and replacing a full size camcorder it is good.It has a 3.5 inch LCD witch is larger than most.Makes it ... read more

  • Great Unit for the price

    Jun 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great picture quality, 3.5inch screen and 25X opt zoom is great
    Cons: 3.5 inch Screen sucks power. Little heavy compared to latest models

    Summary: I am a first time owner of a camcorder but have used so many models owned by others. This is a great machine. The 25 X optical Zoom is great. Donít go by the digital zoom. After about 30 X digital zoom is of no use. I have switched off digital ... read more

  • Digital Video and Stills--the ?best? of both worlds?

    Jun 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy camera to use, great computer adaptability.
    Cons: Battery drains quickly, still picture quality is moderate.

    Summary: I did some research on digital camcorders when I decided I wanted one and this camera seemed to fit the bill. I have never owned or operated a video camera in my life, so I thought I was in for a long learning curve. After learning to use it, which ... read more

  • To View, Or Not To View

    Mar 28, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Digital Zoom, Optical Zoom, Night Shot, Memory Stick, Etc.
    Cons: Picture Quality in Digital

    Summary: I really have grown to like my Sony TRV520 and since I've had it my life has become much more digital. I no longer take pictures with my regular 35mm camera because my camcorder has a digital camera built in. The included memory stick has 4MB of memory ... read more

  • Sweeeeeeet! Camera

    Jan 3, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Sony, zoom, nightshot
    Cons: b/w viewfinder, 60 min. tape limit

    Summary: Bought this camera last week and I'm still thrilled with it. The price recently dropped at Best Buy from $999 to $799 plus I had some other rebates in effect. As of yet, I have no complaints about the camera... I had researched them quite a bit ... read more

  • Movie Makin' Machiene!

    Dec 23, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Capability, Sound quality, digital, memory stick media
    Cons: Price, Instructions,

    Summary: The Sony TRV 520 is a slick camcorder, in fact, it's incredibly slick. I bought this camcorder almost 4 months ago, and I havn't let go. It's great for all sorts of functions and events, and the digital quality is flawless. I'll first start with ... read more

  • trv520

    Nov 25, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: excellent overall features
    Cons: digital photos are lacking

    Summary: Nice camcorder for the money. Many features I will never use but it's nice to have them. Night shot, steady shot, fades, titles, sports mode outdoor mode etc....... Decent pictures (stills) to send to relatives on the net but nothing to brag about ... read more

  • Awesome Video, but just Good Digital Stills

    Sep 30, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Lightweight, Awesome Video, Fun Features
    Cons: Average to Good Digital Stills, Little bulkier and heavier then some.

    Summary: The SONY DCR-TRV520 is a great overall camera. I have had wonderful luck so far with the ability to take video, and its ease of use makes it a sure winner for people who are not so comfortable with electronics. Even my wife has managed to figure out ... read more

  • Great Buy. Full Capabilities!

    Sep 1, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Comes with lots of stuff.
    Cons: Doesn't come with a tape.

    Summary: I searched around for the best complete deal in my price range. I chose the Sony 520. I have used it to record outdoor animals, and am able to zoom in so close, its incredible. The images are crisp. The colors are great. I am thrilled with my new ... read more

  • So you want to make movies?

    Jul 31, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, eee-link, works with 8mm
    Cons: drains battery fast

    Summary: Why should you buy this product? Well let me tell you… this is one of the most amazing camcorders you can buy, but most importantly, it's cheap. This camera would be a future moviemakers dream. It's perfect for filming everyday situations and for ... read more

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