Sony DCR-TRV350 vs DCR-TRV460

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Mark Matthews, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. 6 weeks ago I bought the DCR-TRV350
    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...e=dcc_DICamcorders_Digital8HandycamCamcorders

    Sony has recently released the DCR-TRV460
    http://www.sonystyle.com/is-bin/INT...dycamCamcorders&ProductSKU=DCRTRV460&Dept=dcc


    They 460 is priced $100 less - but appears to provide all of the same
    features, and in some cases is more advanced (Night Shot Plus).

    Is there something that the 460 is missing, that I haven;t noticed?

    I understand that new models mean more features and better pricing -
    but it's surprising to see the 350 still at the higher price. Why
    would anyone buy a 350 today?
     
    Mark Matthews, Feb 18, 2004
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  2. Mark Matthews

    craig Guest

    I have the TRV350, which I use to play my old analog Hi8 mm tapes recorded
    on my last camera (analog Canon camcorder, bit the dust). The TRV350 camera
    is backward compatible with analog recordings on Hi8 mm tapes even though it
    records in digital format. Unless you have old tapes recorded on Hi8 mm
    media this feature is no benefit to you, however, if you do it is nice to be
    able to drop the old tape into the camera and send it into your computer via
    firewire. The only other difference I'm aware of is the external mic input
    on the TRV350 which can come in handy if you ever need to use a mic for
    better sound quality and range.
     
    craig, Feb 20, 2004
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    Tod Guest

    Of course they take some features away. This is their sorry record.
    Just follow the models from first generation TRV310 to the latest, 6th
    generation -TRV460. Buttons and jacks are always reduced.

    In this case they took away the accessory shoe, external mic and
    headphone jack.

    They probably saved a couple bucks.

    Tod.
     
    Tod, Feb 22, 2004
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  4. In this case they took away the accessory shoe, external mic and

    The mic jack is still there from what I remember from the spec page for it on
    the sony style site.
    Yeah they saved a few bucks, but they also lowered the price $100.00.

    Craig H.
     
    HighPeaksVideo, Feb 23, 2004
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  5. Mark Matthews

    Tod Guest

    The mic jack is missing.

    Another jack that is missing is the LANC. This jack is used for wire
    remote control units such as Sony's RM-95 or tripods equipped to
    support it.

    The RM-95 is also used for programming the unit and all kinds of
    diagnostic work. Makes me wonder if the absense of the LANC jack means
    the unit is not serviceable.

    Tod.
     
    Tod, Feb 24, 2004
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  6. Mark Matthews

    Rick Stewart Guest

    The DCR-TRV460 has a wireless remote control.

     
    Rick Stewart, Feb 25, 2004
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  7. Mark Matthews

    mikep76 Guest

    Rick:

    You are correct, but the Lanc port models that can use the RM-95
    and/or any of the Sony/Canon/Varizoom/After market Lanc wired remote
    pan lever-type controllers are capable of much greater variety of
    controls, and the ability to control the camcorder from
    front/rear/side/top/bottom, or even from another room, with
    zoom/focus/start/stop/pause/photo, etc.

    Lack of a Lanc port is a huge loss to many videographers.
     
    mikep76, Feb 26, 2004
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