Excelent product. The beast camcoder by sony. Hight definition still and video, high resolution video. Profesional perfomance in great camcorder. Is beatifull and powerfull camcorder. It's sony, great experience and guaranted manufactured. If you were searching for a miniscule, pocket-friendly camera, then this really isn't the one for you, as the TRV60 is a conventional, horizontal-format MiniDV camcorder. It's not so small that you can carry it around in your jacket, but it's not uncomfortably large either. Of course, it wouldn't be a Sony if it didn't have at least one new feature to add to the already impressive roster, and the DCR-TRV60 doesn't disappoint on that score.
The key additions here are a 2.1-megapixel CCD, support for the new Memory Stick Pro format and the first true widescreen-recording mode on a home-consumer camcorder.
A new camera sensor and support for a new memory format might appear to be more useful in a digital camera, but they also improve things on the video front. As well as 1,600 x 1,200 stills, the high-resolution CCD provides an impressive 540 lines of video resolution. The inclusion of Memory Stick Pro and its greater capacity (up to 1GB) is useful too, as you can finally start to make practical use of the power to record MPEG video. It'll cost you, though - you only get a measly 8MB stick in the box. The 1GB stick is now fairly common, and can be purchased for as little as £200, so don't let that put you off
The rest of the features are impressive. Like the rest of Sony's new range, this model sports an excellent, easy-to-use touchscreen LCD, so changing options/settings on the camcorder are now simpler than ever before. It also has infrared NightShot and an integrated flash for low-light work. The latter is used for stills only.
What will be of greatest interest to videographers, however, is the widescreen mode, which uses more of the capture sensor to grab a true widescreen image.
Sony's worldwide reputation for creating unique, attractive, high-quality, advanced technology products rests on a long line of innovations embraced by people from all walks of life. With a diverse product lineup serving a variety of lifestyles and industries, Sony continuously strives to introduce new products and technologies to meet changing market needs.