Summary: If one notices, most of the favorable reviews on this product were written over 10 years ago....when the product was first manufactured. I've no doubt it was a great product. But if you read the 3 recent reviews of the offered "used or refurbished" camcorders...only 1 is favorable.
Summary: I ordered this camera after mine was stolen. I needed this to transfer the recordings I had onto some other source. I'm so happy I found it for this price. It worked out just fine even though the LCD screen doesn't display.
Summary: I was very pleased with the video camera. However, it had a problem which turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Like my original camera, it wouldn't move the tape in any direction. More than that, the tape would not go all the way down and came back out.
The unit I received was described as like new. Unfortunately is was well worn with scratches
Mike Mullan, Amazon
11 April 2008
Summary: The unit I received was described as like new. Unfortunately is was well worn with scratches, a hole in the hand hold, a very worn carrying case that I hoped was not the original. Additionally the unit had a hard time ejecting the tapes I used to assess its function.
Summary: Out of the box the Camcorder would not load the Hi8 video tapes immediately ejecting them. I, therefore, never got to use it. As you put the tape into the camcorder and pushed the button to load the video it would then immediatly eject it without the ability to play the film.
Summary: We use it for all our family events and are please at how easy it is to use. (never read the directions)The picture quality is good, clear and crisp pictures. We dont intend to use it on the computer so the analog camera is a better deal for us than digital.
Summary: Bought this camera for Christmas. Had her open it first so she could film the nights party & NO TAPES ARE INCLUDED! Of course all stores are closed Christmas day so the thing is USELESS until the day after. Shame on Sony. How much would a tape included in the packace cost them ?
Summary: I like using it with my older tapes...it came with a *wide angle lens and a #dead battery...*1 great,,, #1 not so good..The retailer adjusted the price by 30.00 bucks and sent a new battery..Which I'm grateful for...it works fine..