I can get a trv30 used but in really good shape for 400 should i do it or no?
From your IP address, I assume you are from America and the price you quoted is in $s.
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you are correct
I would suggest you compare the features of a brand new camcorder at the $400 price point with this one.
most new cameras in the 400 dollar price range are awful
It was released in 2001. That's 4 years ago and technology has improved bucket loads...
Anyway, the key stats you need to compare are:
CCD Size: 1/4" (bigger the better)
Number of CCD: 1
Optical Zoom: 10x
Manual Controls: Focus
If you can get a new cam with better stats...