Good Ghost Investigation Camcorder. Good battery life. Good picture.
6 July 2012
Summary: I purchased this camcorder for paranormal investigations and to play back on the TV my old 8mm cassette videos I had from the 90's since the original 8mm Samsung camcorder died. The night vision works well but with an external infrared light mounted to the camera made it work very well with good quality for distant shots. An external infrared light is inexpensive and worth it.
Summary: I ordered this camera for my Ghost Hunting hobbie to shoot in low light. While it does work for that, the first time I used it it kept shutting off and the batteries went dead within a half hour or so. Could it be paranormal? Now I have to test it at home to see if that really was the problem or not. Also, I would like to be able to convert my 8mm tapes onto a memory stick or my computer as the manual says that is not possible. Anyone can help me out?
Summary: I bought the Sony Handycam camcorder initially to be able to turn all of my old 8mm videos to DVD. I read the entire page when I ordered it and everything stated that the camcorder would be in proper working order. I did not expect to get the charger cord, nor did I expect to get any of the other accessories. What I did expect was for the camcorder itself to function.
Summary: Everything arrived as advertised. I'm very happy with this purchase. My old camcorder was broken so I needed a replacement just to read my old tapes. My intent was to use the camcorder to transfer my tapes to digital but this Sony Handycam was in excellent condition and smaller and lighter than my old one so I intend to use it for recording.
Summary: I bought this camera to convert my 8mm tapes to DVD. It does an adequate job but I started getting an error message and the tape would hang. We tried everything from blowing it out to using a vacuum in case something was impairing the tape. I finally went online to search for help. I found a site that said give it a good bang. Several people said this worked and sure enough it worked for me too. The error message disappeared and the tape is moving flawlessly.