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: 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.
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.
Summary: Good solid small camera for ENG or, in my case, experimental and stock video, low end digital film production. Pro features are OK, would like better wide angle lens. P2 media, file format is expensive but superior to highly compressed masters if you go with FX in post. Brick of a camera.
Perfect for the sort of things for which it is perfect...
A. Pickett, Amazon
6 April 2010
Summary: The HVX remains among the best choices for prosumer HD camcorders. Previous reviewer was right to advise buyers to consider the cost. Realizing the full potential of the HVX will require at least another $2k worth of purchases, depending on what you intend to do with it.
Summary: I am now a proud owner of the Panasonic HVX200A. This camera has treated me very well since I've received it, although, there are some really important things to consider when making this purchase. This camera comes with many great features and great picture quality with a quick and easy workflow.