Summary: this is the best a hi8 camcorder can get, quality wise. it does not have an LCD, but a color viewfinder instead, but it doesn't matter. and the lack of the LCD makes the battery last a lot looonger, about 220 minutes or so. i used to have a Samsung 8mm, very nice quality.
Summary: This camera was bought as a unit which was several years old and still worked fine. I think it is a testament to the long standing quality of Sony products in general. I love the night shot feature also.
Summary: great video cam, all controls are where they should be, I have also added a telephoto lens and a I/R spotlight which doubles the distance videos can be shot, we use this camera for animal survailence and are vey pleased with its preformance, highly recomended.
Summary: I bought this for ease of use. Very easy to use and understand. Takes one of the best videos I've ever seen. No fussing figuring things out like zoom and stuff just point and shoot. So simple a young child could use this without any hassles.
Summary: It's a great camcorder if you just want something simple and easy. The quality is decent, great for a vacation or just things around the house. If you want something that looks professional, get something nicer, but I just wanted something simple to mess around with and have some fun.