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Sony DCR-TRV110E

I buy at auction to stock my antiques/collectables shop. Today I bought a job lot which contained a Sony DCR-TRV110E digital video camcorder. I know nothing about these things and I just want to know what it's worth. It cost me next to nothing! It comes with a Sanyo leather carrying case, battery pack, charger and instructions. The only thing missing appears to be the lead from mains to charger. Can someone help please?

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At best 20 bucks.

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These are now found on and off on ebay and not anything anyone should record with as it was hard enough to get the content out back then. Today your average PC/Apple user has even less chance of either recording or getting the content out.

All cell phones I see today would record a much higher quality video and with less troubles than this old thing.

Advice? Sell it before you sink into the quicksand or tar pit.

Note: Edited for spelling error.

Post was last edited on January 10, 2017 12:18 PM PST

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Agree with R. Proffit

In reply to: At best 20 bucks.

Strike 1) We don't know where you are - the "E" designation = PAL video standard. If you are in a PAL region, replacing the power supply fills in. If in NTSC-land, the power supply is an extra strike.

Strike 2) The best you can do will be standard definition video to the digital tape. Most relatively current smartphones can do high definition making this a nonstarter.

Strike 3) Getting the video from this camcorder to a computer = IEEE1394 ("Firewire") connectivity (not USB). This normally means some sort of computer upgrade.

Link to the product site at sony.com:
https://www.sony.co.uk/support/en/product/DCR-TRV110E
The ONLY positive I can see is this camcorder has a "Nightshot" mode. That means it has a built-in infrared emitter that, when activated, allows the camcorder to record monochrome video (green/white) in zero visible light. While common at the low end of the Sony line back in the day, this feature has pretty much been dropped from the low and mid range of camcorders. Assuming you decide to sell this camcorder, this is one highlight that escapes the less expensive newer units that record high definition video to flash memory.

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