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Sony TRV19 or TRV22

Tuesday, June 17th, 2003 · 2 Comments

Since my last entry on the topic, I’ve shifted my contenders in my search for a new MiniDV camcorder to focus solely on the Sony models. From everything I’ve read, the consistent message — especially in
the message boards on, where there are quite a few strings comparing the TRV19 and the TRV22 — seems to be that the Sony is the way to go. In fact, many people who’ve purchased one of Canon’s ZR models, which I had nearly made up my mind to purchase, end up returning it and getting a Sony TRV instead.

So where I am now is trying to decide between the TRV19 and the TRV22. I’m heavily leaning toward the TRV22, especially for its analog-to-digital conversion feature (and the color viewfinder), but am struggling with the $100+ price tag difference ($579 for the TRV19 on Amazon vs. $699 for the
TRV22). Of course, there are better deals out there for the TRV22, but Jen is willing to kick down her $300 gift certificate, which is good at Amazon, thus bringing down the out-of-pocket price to about $400.

I have a feeling that if I don’t go for the TRV22, I may regret it later. And I need to decide soon, since I’d love to bring the new camcorder to Las Vegas this weekend!

Update (7.14.2003): See this post for my decision and links to great prices on the TRV19 and TRV22 from onecall!

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