Summary: I got this camcorder because I'm in the need for a high end HD camera for some gigs.I'm really familiar with it because it was the one I use in college and it's easier for me to start working on some gigs with it, than get a new one that I don't know.In my opinion it's an amazing professional HD camcorder, easy to use and with the HD quality you an get in any other brand camcorder at a better price.
Summary: I sold it before I used it because of numerous reports of faulty firewire & mic ports. I did not want to take a chance since I purchased it through an individual rather than an authorized seller who could provide me with an adequate warranty.
Summary: This is a great camera. Versatile for live shooting to studio settings. Only drawback is that it doesnt do as well under low light conditions. It has a varied amount of formats and the ability to record on P2 cards or tape. It is quite heavy to use as is and your wrists will get tired, so you definately will benefit form a shoulder mount/stabilizer or using it on a tripod.
Summary: Sony produces some of the highest quality full body video cameras on the market. I produce commercials for a living, and this bad boy never fails me. Take good care of her, and she will take care of you. Treat it like shit, and of course, delicate parts will fail on you. The color, and exposure you can achieve with this camera, makes it a great investment. I do not know how good the stock mic is that comes with it, because I use wireless microphones anytime I need audio.
Summary: The hvx200 or hvx200p is an discontinued older model. Make sure you don't fall for the switch and bait tactics some ebay sellers use thinking you will never know the difference, which was pulled on me when I was looking for a hvx200a. It's very easy to tell, just look underneath the viewfinder- it clearly states what model it is. If it dosn't state hvx200a its a older model or one from overseas.
Summary: I know there are video geeks out there who might state there are better cameras out there - and there certianly are - if you want to pay a lot more. Overall, this camera is very hard to beat for it's versatility, size, and capability. I just finished a four camera shoot of a large conference using this camera. I had rock solid performance out of each camera and had no doubts the consistency of each camera was the same across the board.
Summary: This camera is a solid investment. With the purchase of the lens adapter and additional lenses this camera gives a high production value result. Currently this camera is used on television shows. Not just reality shows but in studio as well.
Summary: The camera was in great condition and came with lots of awesome extras, though some unnecessary items. Card reader that came with the camera did not work, and seller was unresponsive to questions, but the product was quality and at a great price.