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I am Vincent Chan,I lived in Hong Kong,Thank you for visiting.(Sorry for my poor English)...........vincent_ysc@yahoo.com..............(Thanks Rebecca Underwood.)

I GOT THE TRV900E IN MARCH 1999,I USED SANDISK CF 48M FLASH CARD FOR STORING PHOTOS AND ALSO USED DVRAPTOR TO CAPTURE AVI AND PHOTOS

BEFORE THE TRV900E,I HAVE BEEN USING THE FOLLOWING CAMCORDER:

TRV9E

    TRV9 features are good. It can be used as a video recorder. However, still photos are dark and noisy, and also the colors are dim even in sunlight. The video is good in sunlight but has yellow noise in low light conditions.

JVC DV1 DV1 is my first dv cam. I used it every day for a year. It is small and creates very nice images. It has better features than the trv9 but doesn't have digital output. The photos are better than trv9; images are bright even in low light conditions when using the slow shutter (but not brighter than trv900). Video is good in sunlight and in low light conditions. Even now, I still really like this DV Camcorder.
PC7E I had the opportunity to borrow and try out the PC7. It is compact with a 2.5 inch lcd display. It has few features, but photo image quality is good, on a par with the DV1, and the PC7 colour is better. Video is good in daylight but noisy under low light conditions (not having a slow shutter feature).
SANYO This is the first digital camera I got. It is quite small and easy to use. It has a great lcd display, bright and sharp, and has real time display. Photo quality is good in sunlight and low light. This is my choice for the best 350,000 pixel ccd camera. (Tip: If you want to take closeup photos, use a magnifying glass in front of your camera lens; it will take a large and beautiful closeup image.)
JVC GC-S1 This camera was my biggest disappointment. I expected more because I was so impressed with JVC's DV1. The JVC GC-S1 is quite small and has a 10X zoom lens. The features are good but the photo quality is poor. The color bleeds over the edge of the images. There is some color noise in all lighting conditions. The LCD display is not visible in sunlight. There is a 4 frame/second delay behind real time action which means you are never actually taking the picture that you see or what you want. I was very disappointed with this good looking swivel lens camera.
KODAK 210 My friend has this camera, and I borrowed it to compare with my Sanyo camera. The photo quality is good and color matches the original image. Because it has 800,000 pixels, quality is better than my Sanyo camera. The lcd display is quite good, has some delay, but download to computer is very slow. I had to wait half an hour to download 20 images (maybe my mistake, I don't know).
FUJI Inexpensive camera. Photo quality is good and it's easy to use. Half the price of GC-S1, but picture is better than GC-S1. A good choice.
EPSON Photos are quite dim and the color doesn't match the original. Same pixels ccd of Kodak 210. I prefer the 210.
Olympus
1400XL
I got this camera at about half price (US$480) of the original. Photo quality was nice. The camera was easy to use. Good white balance, but at low light conditions it's diffcult to focus and the flash was weak. You need to set the exposure +1~+2 EV to get a better result when you use a flash. No real time display; the lcd display just shows the photo after it was taken. For a sub-1.5-megapixels camera, it is a good choice.
Nikon
950
This camera has 2.1 megapixels. Photo quality is good, sharp and clear, and it has very good matrix metering, fast focus, metal body, swivelling lens, good for shooting candid shots, real time bright LCD display, but white or bright images have some colour fringing and barrel distortion. It uses compact flash for storage (which was good for me, as I also use compact flash for my TRV900).
Sony
F505
This camera has 2.1 megapixels. Photo quality is excellent, sharper and clearer than the 950, good white balance, good feeling Aluminium and Magnesium body, swivelling lens, 5X optical zoom. The real time LCD display can display under bright sunlight, but 2" display can not show detail if images were not in focus, and also the camera has no view finder. For a 2.1 megapixel CCD digital camera, I love this camera.
Nikon
990
I got this camera in mid-May. The body design is similar to the CP950. Photo quality was excellent with 3.34 megapixels CCD, resolution up to 2048X1536, swivelling lens, metal body, 3X zoom, optical viewfinder, more features and functions than CP950. The real time bright 1.8" LCD display with special coating lens made images sharper and clearer, but there's still some colour fringing at wide angles. Good white balance, color more natural than 950, compact flash for storage. ............................Here are some photos taken by 990(including Kenko 8X32,TC-E2 Nikon X2 plus 1.5X A200 )
--------add more tele lens Minolta 10X,Canon 15X50IS for CP990-----8/1/2001---
MEADE
ETX90EC
I liked to look at the stars at night when I was young and also wanted to be an astronomer, and now I got the astro telescope. A very good beginning.Here is my new page about ETX90EC astro telescope,and this telescope mounted with my TRV900 and CP990 work well.The page will be updated again when I got more photos and information,some photos of lunar eclipse at 10-1-2001
TRV900+
ETX90EC
I took some astro photos of Jupiter,Saturn,Venus,Mars using the TRV900,photos was captured from video.
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Below photos used Astrostack and Photoshop modified
-----28/6/2001
----22/10/2001--23/4/2002
_12/5/2002
--25/6/2002 18/7/2002

FOR TAKING PHOTOS, THE MODELS MENTIONED ABOVER ALL WERE OLD MODELS. IF I GET MORE NEW DV CAM OR DIG-CAMS, I WILL UPDATE MY HOMEPAGE. FINALLY I FELT TRV900E WAS THE BEST PHOTO AND VIDEO MACHINE THAT I GOT, BECAUSE THE BATTERY LASTS A LONG TIME, 48M OF MEMORY CAN TAKE ABOUT 270 SUPER FINE PHOTOS, 12X ZOOM AND PROGRESSIVE SCAN, 3CCD... WOOO, IT'S A PERFECT COMBINATION. ...................................((I tried an experiment using flash card. If you are using the PCMCIA slot in a notebook or desktop to download photos, don't use your computer to erase anything, because it will create a recycle bin in your flash card when your flash card is still in the slot. Then you will have less memory left on the flash card for taking photos.)

HERE ARE SOME PHOTOS OF TRV900E THAT I TAKEN,HOPE YOU LIKE..6/Sep/99......ADD

SOME PHOTOS USED SONY VCL-FS1K 10X TELE WITH TRV900E

THESE PHOTOS WERE TAKEN WITH HOYA MARCO CLOSE-UP LENS

SOME COMPARISON PHOTOS FROM TRV900,TRV9,DV1,PC7,AND OTHER DIGITAL CAMERAS

PD100P VS TRV900E photos comparison..................................................23/7/1999

TRV900 EXPLODED VIEW DRAWING

HERE IS A 12- MODEL DV CAMCORDER COMPARISON CHART.............14/7/1999

42 DV camcorder RESOLUTION COMPARISON CHART....................add MX2500,IP7,EX21,PC120..4/12/2001

TRV900 Photo resolution 640X480,felt not enough?1024X768?1600X1200?or MORE.Possible,I took some
high resolution photos from TRV900 at HERE.
........................................2/11/99

SPK-DVF2 could not control TRV900 to record photos in memory card.Made me quite disappointed
But I have modified SPK-DVF2.It was working now,more information here......................
.23/11/99

Some photos were taken in Maldrives.....................10/12/99...ADD

Comparison photos of  DCR-VX2000(SONY),DCR-PC110(SONY),NV-MX3000(PANASONIC),NV-C7(PANASONIC)--------ADD----8/11/2000

NEWS:
NV-MX3000,NV-MX2000,GR-DR2000,DCR-PC3
photos compare----By Japan---12/3/2001---

Canon Elura2/IXY photos By DVworld(Taiwan)----16/3/2001--

TRV30 photos---please scroll to TRV30---4/4/2001---

TRV30,MX2000,DV2000 photos compare--By Japan( a_haru@big.or.jp )--4/4/2001

TRV30,MX2000,FV1,MX1,DVP3 photos compare--By Japan(a_haru@big.or.jp)----4/4/2001

More and more TRV30 photos--------By Japan(Yamada)---2/5/2001----

Canon four DV camcorder( PV2,FV10,FV20,FV2)photos compare to MX2000 --By Japan(a_haru@big.or.jp)----11/5/2001

14 DV(Sony VX2000,TRV30,PC110,PC9,TRV17)(Canon VX1,FV20,PV2)(Panasonic MX2000,NV-C7,)(Victor DV2000,DVP3,DVA20K)(Sharp MX1)camcorder photos compare by Japan--(a_haru@big.or.jp)
---4/7/2001


Review of JVC GR-DVM55(GR-DVX5K) By DVworld(Taiwan )---14/9/2001---

Review and photos of Sony DCR-IP7 and Sony DCR-PC115 (1) ,(2)(same as PC120 but without bluetooth)By DVworld(Taiwan )---9/11/2001--

Photos of Sony IP7,Sony PC120,Panasonic EX21,Panasonic MX2500,Canon PV130---- By Japan(a_haru@big.or.jp)--4/12/2001

Review and photos of Panasonic MX2500 Part1 and Part2 by DVworld(Taiwan )---8/1/2002--
Review and photos of Panasonic NV-GS5K By DVworld(Taiwan )----22/3/2002-----
Photos of Panasonic MX8- by EE plaza..............9/4/2002

Review and photos of Sony TRV50 by DVworld(Taiwan)....9/4/2002

Review and Photos of TRV940(TRV950) and compare of TRV900 VS TRV940 By DVworld(Taiwan)-18/7/2002

Review and photos of Panasonic MX5000(3CCD),Sony IP55(MV) and Sony PC101 By DVworld(Taiwan)--7/8/2002

Photos compare of 3CCD Camcorder.Sony VX2000,TRV950,Canon DM-VX2,Panasonic NV-MX5000 By Japan(a_haru@big.or.jp).--30/8/2002

Panasonic DVX100 English manual --- from Terrence V Smith and PANASONIC MX5000 English manual-----From Frank.---28/9/2002

Review and photos of JVC JY-VS200U(GR-DV2000) By DVworld(Taiwan)--1/10/2002


Review and photos of JVC GR-DV3000 By DVworld(Taiwan)---11/12/2002
Review and photos of HITACHI Z-MV270A By DVworld(Taiwan)---11/12/2002
Review and photos of Sony DCR-IP220 By DVworld(Taiwan)---11/12/2002
Photos compare of JVC GR-DVP7 and Canon IXYDV2 by Japan--(a_haru@big.or.jp)---11/12/2002

IF YOU GO TO JAPAN SITE BUT DON'T UNDERSTAND THE LANGUAGE, YOU CAN TRY THIS LINK. THEY CAN TRANSLATE FROM JAPANESE TO ENGLISH FOR YOU. YOU JUST SELECT TRANSLATE FROM JAPANESE TO ENGLISH. TYPE THE LINK YOU WANT TO TRANSLATE. THAT'S IT.......TRANSLATE LINK
I have built up a Mirror site,If you can not access my homepage.please
go to my Mirror site,I will update my main homepage and the Mirror site.at same time.Thank you.
JVC announce the world smallest 3CCD video camcorder Model GZ-MC500.not used the tape but memory card.like their Everio model.record the video in mpeg2(DVD format).
1/4.5" (1.33mega pixels)X3 CCD.photos resolution up to 2560X1590(5M digital camera).10X optical zoom (F1.8).GZ-MC500 should be available in March for about 1500 Euros.more information.
4/2/05
Panasonic new 3CCD Model NV-GS250.1/6" 640,000 pixels X3CCD(photo 710,000 pixels X3CCD).10X optical zoom,F1.6(f-=43.3~433mm).optical image stablizer.Leica Dicomar lens.2.5"LCD display(110,000 pixels).photos resolution 2048X1512,1600X1200,1280X960,640X480.SD memory card for photos storage.Min light sensitive 12 lux.built in video flash.DV in/out.SVHS in/out.Audio in/out.Video in/out.USB connector.Size 81X73X144mm.Weight 600g.More Information(Japan)...Thanks Frank.

Panasonic another new light weight 3CCD Model NV-GS150.1/6" 440,000 pixels X3CCD(photo 530,000 pixels X3CCD).10X optical zoom,F1.8(f-=44.7~447mm).Leica Dicomar lens.2.5"LCD display(110,000 pixels).photos resolution 1760X1320,1280X960,640X480.SD memory card for photos storage.Min light sensitive 12 lux.built in video flash.DV in/out.SVHS in/out.Audio in/out.Video in/out.USB connector.Size 71X73X123mm.Weight 510g.More Information(Japan)...Thanks Frank.

25/1/05
DCR-PC1000 model is Sony's first consumer camcorder to feature 3-chip CMOS (complimentary metal oxide semiconductor) sensor technology with an enhanced imaging processor. CMOS sensors deliver wide dynamic range for outstanding picture quality with better lighting details on video and still images. They also require less power, providing more efficient operation.a true enthusiast's camcorder, the DCR-PC1000 model is loaded with upgraded features for making movie masterpieces.Its cinematic mode lends a 24 frame, film-like effect to recordings while the new imaging technology adds clarity and detail. The model also has a 2.7-inch wide hybrid SwivelScreen touch panel LCD screen, which lets you switch between 16:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios and comes with a Handycam Station for quick, easy connection to a TV or PC.
DCR-PC1000 includes the new 3-chip CMOS Sensor technology, a Handycam Station, a Carl Zeiss,Vario-SonnarT* lens and a 2.7-inch wide Hybrid SwivelScreen LCD. Available in April for about $1,300.
DCR-HC90 Sports a 3 megapixel CCD for outstanding video and still performance, has a 2.7-inch wide SwivelScreen hybrid LCD, built-in flash, a Carl Zeiss.Vario-SonnarT* lens and a new intelligent accessory shoe. Available in February for about $1,000.
DCR-PC55 includes a Memory Stick DUO Media slot, Handycam Station and a 3-inch SwivelScreen hybrid LCD, Slideshow Plus capability, as well as, an automatic lens cover, and a new intelligent accessory shoe. All four colors will be available in February for about $800.
DCR-HC42 includes the Handycam Station and Memory Stick DUO Media slot as well as enhanced 16:9 Wide Mode and 2.7-inch SwivelScreen hybrid LCD display. Also available next month for about $600.
DCR-HC32 includes the above-mentioned features, Handycam Station and Memory Stick DUO Media slot. Available next month for about $500.
DCR-HC21 includes 20X Optical/800X Digital Zoom, the Super SteadyShot,Image Stabilization. Available in February for about $400

More DCR-PC1000,DCR-HC90,DCR-PC55 information.

18/1/05
Previous News for 2004:
Panasonic:NV-GS400.
Sony:DCR-HC40,DCR-HC30,DCR-PC109,DCR-DVD101,DCR-DVD201,DCR-HC1000,DCR-PC350,DCR-HC88,HDR-FX1.
Canon:FV-M100,IXY-DVM3,FVM20.
Sharp:VL-Z900.
Previous News for 2003:
Panasonic:AG-DVC30,NV-GS100K,VDR-M30K,NV-GS70.
Sony:DCR-IP1,DCR-PC300K,DCR-PC105K,DCR-DVD100, DCR-DVD200, DCR-DVD300.
Canon:FV M1,IXY DV5,IXY DV M2,FV-40,FV-300.
JVC:GR-DX300K,GR-DX95K,GR-DX35K,GR-DV5000,GR-D90K/D70K/D50K.GR-HD1.
Hitachi:DZ-MV350,DZ-MV380.
Samsung:SCD5000.
Sharp:VL-Z7,VL-Z5.
Previous News for 2002:
Sony:DCR IP55, DCR-TRV50,DCR-TRV27, DCR-TRV18K,DCR-TRV240K,CCD-TRV96K,
TRV950,DCR-PC101,DSR-PDX10,IP220K.
JVC:GR-DVA30K,GR-DVA33K,GR-DV500K,GR-DVX6K,GR-DVP7,GR-DVX600K,GR-DV3500,
GR-DVP9.
Canon:DM-FV200,DM-FV30,Elura 40MC,Model XV2/XM2,IXY DVM.
Panasonic:NV-GS5K,NV-GX7K,NV-MX350B,MX8,AG-DV1DC,AG-DVX100,NV-MX5000,
VDR-M20,NV-MD9000EN.
Sharp:VL-MG10,VLDD10.
Others:
Previous News for 2001:
Sony:Model GV-D1000(Video Walkman),Model DSR-570WSL(DVCAM camcorder),DCR-PC120,IP7(MicroMv),DCR-PC9,Model DSR-70A(DVCAM VTR),DCR-TRV17K,DCR-TRV30,DCR-TRV300K,CCD-86PK,TRV830,TRV730....
JVC:Model GR-DV3000,GY-DV300(3CCD),DVX5K,GR-DVP3,GR-DVA20K/22K....
Canon:Model IXY DV2,Model PV130,Model XL1S(3CCD),FV100 KIT, Model FV20...
Panasonic :Model NV-EX21,Model NV-MX2500 (3CCD),AG-DVC15(DV-PROVIEW 3CCD),Model DMR-E20(DVD RAM Video recorder),NV-DS88K,MX2000(3CCD)...
Sharp:Model VL-NZ10,Model VL-MS1...
Others:Matsushita Digital photos pocket,Nixvue Systems Digital Album..
Previous News for 2000:
Panasonic:Model VDR-M10(DVD cam),NV-MX3000(3CCD),NV-C7,Model NV-DB1,Model NV-DS200..
Sharp:Model VL-MX1,Model VL-FD3,Model VL-MR1..
Sony:VCR GV-D800(Video Walkman),Model DSR11(DVCam VTR),DSR-250(DVCam),Model TRV8K,Model PC110,Model SVR-175(Video recorder),DCR-PC5,Model PD150(DVCam 3CCD),TRV20,TRV6,TRV11,VX2000(3CCD),Model TRV820K..
JVC:Model GR-DV2000,GR-DVA11K,GRDVX9,GR-DVA10..
Canon:Elura2,FV10,Optura Pi/FV2..
Hitachi:Model DZ-MV100(DVD-CAM Mpeg2).
Others:Minds@Work(Digital Wallet),Canon 3D lens for XL1 3CCD camcorder..
Previous News for 1999:
Sharp:Model VL-PD7.
Sony:DVCAM package include (PD100,DSR-V10,DSRM-E1),Model DCM-M1(MPEG 2 camcorder),DCR-PC100 ..
Canon:MODEL FR-100(STILL PHOTO CAPTURE FLOPPY DRIVE),GL1/VX1(3CCD).
JVC:GR-DVL700/DVL 9800.

Some Forum of Video and DV Camcorder Famous Websites

LINK:
Here have many Other Models (SONY,JVC,PANASONIC,CANON.....)DV camcorder users review,comment,and photos...ADD...TRV20,PC5,VX2000 -------PD150/VX2000 photos compare,MX3000 photos,photos compare of MX3000,VX2000,TRV900---24/12/2000 , pc110 photos----MX2000,MX3000 photos--14/2/2001

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT TRV900.YOU MUST GO HERE (John~Beale)

IF YOU WANT TO SEE MORE COMPARE OF DV CAMCORDER ,GO HERE (Japan site)

AND ALSO MY FRIEND DACKY HAS MANY TRV900 PHOTO in Hong Kong

HERE ARE FAMOUS TAIWAN VIDEO WEBSITE V8 SOHO NET(DVWorld) (CHINESE BIG5)

HERE ARE Cybercam SPANISH MINI DV HOMEPAGE.

DV Freak homepage is a excellent page for beginner about mini DVcams and necessary accessories.

HERE ARE Supervideo HOMEPAGE(Very Super)Tons of Information of video camera.

HERE ARE THE .MAGAZINE FROM SWEDEN,THEY HAVE THE BEST BUY GUIDE OF VIDEO CAMERA.