Takes great movies and it is a great complement to my DSLR
George Lincoln, Amazon
3 December 2013
Summary: This review is way out of date. There are newer, better models out now. I just want to say that even though you can buy a camera that does both stills and movies you get the best results when you have separate cameras for each. I own this and a Canon Rebel t4i.
Summary: The camcorder is small, light and easily portable while easy to operate. The videos taken were in full HD and very clean while the daylight photos were exceptional. I use it a lot to shoot pictures as it is really quick.
Summary: Great all-around video camera. I'm not going to go through all the features, but one of the things I was specifically looking for was 24p recording. If this is something you're interested in, READ CAREFULLY: This camera gives you a "fake" 24p.
Summary: I own this camera and am a video professional who needed a "B" or "C" camera for shoots. I even bought the camera thru AMAZON. Please note that I also have many other reviews, many critical of junk, on Amazon.
Summary: this has a useful set of features for me, making it useful to record training videos at work; the files are divided as it records, but they are easy to assemble in my Adobe Premiere editing software.
Summary: This is my 4th camcorder over the past 25 years or so and I have to inform you.. If your looking for a camcorder that takes breath taking video's than this may be the one for you. When I play back on my Sony HDTV, its like your actually there.
Summary: this camera is the holy grail of affordable cameras. I highly recommend this camera if your budget shopping for camcorders. I did SO much research on every brand within a 500 dollar price range and I took a gamble with this thing and came out on top.
Summary: I was hesitating between this camera and the Sony 260V. I recently bought Sony phone with 12 MP camera and HD capability but was very much disappointed, and as we say, once bitten twice shy I did not want to fall in this disappointment again.
Summary: First off, this is my first HD camera ever. I should point out first that the Image stabilizer mechanics in the camera do make some noise if you shake the camera around when it is off. And I found this is perfectly normal. (after way more cross-referencing this issue than should be possible.