Sony Handycam DCR-TRV720 Camcorder - Silver

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  • This One is Worth the Price

    Oct 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: great features, durable
    Cons: pricey

    Summary: Last year I decided that I needed a camcorder for the holidays. I was hosting the family holiday gathering and it just made sense to go ahead and do it right. I asked around and went to a few stores but still couldn't make a decision until I talked to ... read more

  • The Complete Package!

    Jul 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 4" LCD Screen, built in audio, tonnes of great features and very easy to use!
    Cons: None, it has EVERYTHING I wanted!

    Summary: I work in sales and we were clearing out our old stock of video cameras so I approached our most experience salesperson of 23 years in the industry. I told him I wanted a Digital 8 camera which takes stills. He showed me the DCRTRV720 and DCRTRV730 and ... read more

  • To Kathmandu and back.

    Mar 3, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use. Good quality results.Very durable!
    Cons: Buttons are a bit small. Takes practice to use.

    Summary: I bought this camera for my daughter, a high school sophmore, off to Kathmandu, Nepal for the summer. She used it during the school year for school projects. In the past she had used a regular VHS camera for her projects but the edit work was a ... read more

  • Good camcorder

    Aug 16, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Very comfortable, many functions, easy to use
    Cons: None

    Summary: SONY TRV-720 is one of the best in its Digital-8 TRV-x20 series however not supported any more by Sony, therefore cheaper nowadays. The newer series is TRV-x30. A tip of usage: whichever camcorder you buy, try to chose the smallest, and the lightest, ... read more

  • Everything a camcorder is suppose to do

    May 19, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Big LCD screen, most features for the money, backward compatibility
    Cons: Digital stills aren't that good

    Summary: Before I start I just want to let you know that I did quite a bit of research on this product before I bought it. I use to work at an electronics store. There I was in charge of selling TV's, DVD players, camcorders, and cameras. Sony makes average to ... read more

  • Next step in camcorder evolution

    May 7, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great camera, supports older 8mm tapes, excellent picture/sound.
    Cons: Larger than the DV models.

    Summary: Let me say one thing first, this is a compromise camcorder. If you are truely starting out from "ground zero" then you should probably look at the DV camcorders. They offer smaller size and a slightly better set of features. If, on the other hand, you ... read more

  • A few quirks but overall a great cam!

    Apr 20, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Converts old analog to digital. Good feature set for the price.
    Cons: Heavy. LCD useless outdoors.

    Summary: After reading several opinions here, I finally broke down and purchased the DCR-TRV720. I was leaning toward the 520, but opted for the larger LCD panel of the 720. My previous cam was a Sharp Viewcam (analog) with a 3.5" LCD and I was very satisfied ... read more

  • Solid Overall Performance

    Dec 14, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large screen, Built in digital camera, Picture Quality
    Cons: Lack of sound control, Some features poorly executed

    Summary: I bought this camcorder about 6 months ago with the intention of using it to preserve the memories of my daughters childhood. Overall I have been very pleased with the performance. I bought this camcorder strictly for home use and it serves that purpose ... read more

  • After much research - bot the Sony TRV720

    Dec 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Excellent Features, IR wireless connection, 1394 connection
    Cons: Small buttons on camera selector, no 1394 cable included

    Summary: This is my second Sony camcorder. The first was analog, and did a pretty good job. However, I wanted to be able to transfer the recording directly to my computer. After much research, decided on this high 8 digital camcorder with its price and ... read more

  • great camcorder

    Nov 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use,
    Cons: need to buy a larger battery

    Summary: This is my first camcorder and I couldn't be happier. Because of the arrival of my son/daughter in the near future, I figured it was time to get a camcorder. I decided on the Sony because of all the good reviews and the features. It has a big color ... read more

  • Good all around Video Camera

    Oct 9, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: All in one camera, huge LCD and good video quality
    Cons: Heavy, short battery life and below average stills

    Summary: I was looking around for a new video camera when I visited a SONY showroom. The staff was very hospitable and they let me try all the cameras they had. I told the staff what I was looking for a camera (Digital format and still capable) and my budget. ... read more

  • Are you sure youíre recording? Whereís the red light?

    Aug 11, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: 4Ē Color, Swivel LCD Screen, Super/NightShot, Internal Light, Date/Time Stamp, Memory Chip, Remote Control, lightweight
    Cons: none

    Summary: The last high school graduation in my family and Iím flying home to see it. Itís also the first trip since I got married and moved 1000 miles away from home shortly before Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everything had to be on video but only if I could find ... read more

  • All you need is a director's chair

    Aug 6, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Compatible with all 8mm tapes, Color Viewfinder, Digital Camera
    Cons: none

    Summary: I was looking to replace my Sharp ViewCam. I was tired of being limited to an LCD display that gets washed out in bright sunlight, but I still wanted to use all the standard 8mm tapes I had. I did quite a bit of looking and analysis and I decided to ... read more

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