Sony DCRTRV30 Mini DV Handycam Camcorder – Nice Camera, but a few annoyances . . .

Nice camera, but a few annoyances. A beautiful camera, but a few annoyances. – comes with one battery and no external charger i. You need to charge the battery in the camera so if you buy a second battery; you also need to get an external charger. – mpeg movie mode to stick limits you to 15-second shots, even if you have enough memory to take more. Camera comes with 4mb, i bought an additional 128mb stick. – usb functionality is for the stick only i. You can’t use the usb port to pull from the tape.

I bought it whilst pregnant (about 6 months) thinking i would really have enough time in my hands to fiddle around and learn all the tricks. The baby as just turned one and i am really now starting to get the hang of it.From what i have seen so far it is great. Definetely a bonus for those that live away from their loved ones, specially when you can very quickly record 15 secs flicks and slot the memory card onto your for example sony mouse/memory stick reader and access all the technology and e-mail it. I have to be honest and give it to xp professional and adsl to make everything happening nowadays so much faster. Update pda, have done phone though (sony ericsson t300 – just brilliant). Keep it coming technology, big fan of it and thank you amazon.

Nice camera, but a few annoyances. A beautiful camera, but a few annoyances. – comes with one battery and no external charger i. You need to charge battery in the camera so if you buy a second battery; you also need to get an external charger. – mpeg movie mode to stick limits you to 15-second shots, even if you have enough memory to take more. Camera comes with 4mb, i bought an additional 128mb stick. – usb functionality is for the stick only i. You can’t use the usb port to pull from the tape.

Dcr_trv 30 excellent buy, family perfect. My wife and i purchased this camera after much deliberation last year. We wanted a digital camera and camcorder all in one, but were nervous about the picture quality. We are completely happy with this camera, taking all our family shots with it and printing them at home. Video is surprisingly crisp and clear, almost like it isn’t taken on a video camera but in a studio instead. Adjustability is endless on this model, from flash intensity to aperature speed. I like the ability to take nice photos without the flash if needed in dark areas where a flash would be disruptive. I even take group photos with the remote control while in the picture myself-no more timer. I can take video in complete darkness with this modeli would reccomend this camera to anyone, it is well worth your money both in features and quality.

  • Expensive, but worth it!
  • Best of the bunch
  • Great MiniDV Cam — I Love It!!
  • Sony DCR-TRV30 MiniDV Digital Camcorder / 1.5-Megapixel Stil
  • Great Combo Camera
  • Nice Camera, but a few annoyances . . .

Sony DCRTRV30 Mini DV Handycam Camcorder (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • MiniDV camcorder
  • 10x optical, 120x digital, zoom with Super SteadyShot image stabilization
  • 3.5 inch color LCD and color EVF
  • Records digital stills at a resolution of 1360 X 1020 onto included 4 MB Memory Stick
  • MPEG movie mode

Great minidv cam — i love it. Initially, i thought maybe i should have purchased the pc110. However, when i started using the trv30 i realized if the camera was any smaller it wouldn’t be easy to use. I’m all thumbs so this is the perfect size. The quality of the video is just awesome, especially if you have a wega xbr flat screen tv. It has two cons: the cover for the a/v jacks and microphone jack is very cheap. My feeling is that if i open it 20-30 times it will fall off the plastic hindge.

Sony dcr-trv30 minidv digital camcorder / 1. 5-megapixel stil. The sony dcr-trv30 minidv digital camcorder features an impressive 1. 5-megapixel ccd, which allows it, in addition to impressive video quality, take still pictures at resolution up to 1360×1020. Analogfirst, the digital video is better than analog video for several reasons:1. Since the recording is digital, the quality will not decrease over time. There is no noise introduced by the media3. The horizontal resolution is higher than in analog standards, be it vhs, super vhs, 8mm or hi8. The copies have the same quality as original (if the copy is made using digital connection – i. Link/firewire/ieee 1394)although sony and hitachi produce digital8 camcorders in addition to minidv models, minidv is an industry standard and is the most commonly used digital video format. The digital8 format may be viewed as means to decrease the costs (the tapes costs less) and provide backward compatibility (they usually play hi8 and 8mm recordings, with the exception of sony trv130). The minidv tapes can be used in the lp mode for increased capacity without compromising the picture quality – since the data is stored in the digital format.

A photo from my dcr-trv30 won a national travel mag photo contest*. I’ve got an asterisk in my heading because my picture won first prize for the category but not the grand prize where all the six category winners competed against one another. But i got first prize in my category. The mag was “country discoveries” and my picture was the one of folks in an antique car looking at a 12 foot tall energizer bunny made out of hay during the what the hay contest in rural montana 2 years ago. (3?) i took the photo with my trv30 from our car while we were briefly paused on the side of the road. Our car may still have been rolling. Great lens + no shutter lag + reliable focus + steadyshot = great picture. And a prizethe trv30 takes great video, very decent pics and has a vast array of controls and gadgets not seen on any other small, non-professional, under $2500 cam. A hot shoe for powering lights and special zoom mics. I have extra lights including a 100 foot infrared light that has made some fantastic nighttime wildlife shots possible. It has sports mode which is omitted on many current cams. Interval recording means i can record 1 second of footage every couple minutes to film a flower opening or add nightshot to the mix, adjust the timings and film myself sleeping all night. I twist and turn far more than i thought. It’s got tons of toys on it that made it a $1500 camera in its day. The cam sellers have not sold another non-pro model as good as this one for over 6 years now.