Extremely well done – top to bottom. Note for macintosh users: cannot interface via usb. But no worries, a firewire cable makes the camcorder totally mac-compatible. Must get a “4-to-6-pin thin firewire cable” and use the ilink dv interface on camcorder. After you have this $8 cable, everything is pretty easy. An hour later we were editing video clips in imovie. (the included usb cable is useless for macintosh.
Downloading the mini dv tape may be a problem. The camera takes and records good pictures in the camera, but the problem occurs when i try to download the camera to a dvd recorder. The emerson vcr and dvd recorder i have tells me the program of the sony trv19 is incompatable with the dvd side and it will not down load. I can,however make a vcr tape with the camera. But when i try to dub the vcr tape to the dvd side it refuses because it recognises an un acceptable program. If you have an idea please tell me.
Don’t worry about the ccd issue. . I have had the dcr-trv19 for several years now and the ccd bug got me while i was on tour with the camera. I was very mad but found out the sony will fix it for free and pay for the shipping. Just google your camera’s model # with the letters “ccd” also and the link will come up where you can sign up and print out your shipping receipt. A great camera and they support it to the end. Even though i have a hard disk recorder and an hd camera, i still use this little gem alot. It’s small, durable and great pic quality.
Compact sony camcorder – but stills can only be saved to dv. The trv19 is the lowest priced camcorder in the trv19/22/33 family. Still, this is a camcorder that has a very nice feature set. Pros:- compact design, light weight. – larger size ccd should provides better low-light performance. – minidv media is widely supported. – great connectivity options: firewire, usb, s-video, headphone, mic input, etc. – intelligent accessory shoe. – steady shot and night shot.
- compact sony camcorder – but stills can only be saved to DV
- ready to open up a can of worms?
- Excellent image quality for the price
- Incredible Value
- Good if you want simple videos
- Sony’s Little Wonder!
Sony DCRTRV19 MiniDV Camcorder with 2.5″ LCD and Remote (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Compact MiniDV digital camcorder
- 10x optical, 120x digital, zoom with Super SteadyShot image stabilization
- 2.5-inch touch-panel color SwivelScreen LCD display for easy access to the entire camcorder menu
- NightShot O Lux infrared system for recording in total darkness
I’d have gotten something better for cheaper. A little too old for the price. I’d have gotten something better for cheaper.
Sony will repair your dcr-trv19 at no cost. I and many others like you have suffer the same faith with the sony dcr-trv19 “no video after a few months of use”. ] select model home , enter dcr-trv19 in option 1 , select the green arrow, choose the lcd screen is black in the hot topics menu, the next screen will save you $250. I just received my unit and it works fine. They’ll even pay for shipping.
Good if you want simple videos. I’m not an aspiring director. I don’t want to edit my films, or make stunning documentaries, and i have a digital camera so i don’t care if my camcorder takes still pictures. All i want to do is take it with me on vacation and get some good video to rememeber my trips by. This sony is great for this type of thing. There aren’t many bells and whistles, but it takes good pictures indoors and out (unlike the cannon that i returned which shot grainy pictures indoors. ) its really small so you don’t have to leave it behind. It fits easily in a fanny pack with your map and guide book. If you are looking to be the next big hollywood director, go shell out some more cash for a different camera, but if you just want good home movies, this is your best bet.