"Why all the trouble reviews?" Wait until you've owned it longer
6 February 2008
Summary: We also bought this product after our first child was born and loved it at first. Now, only four years later, the screen is shot; we've received numerous error messages over the life of the product; we have three DVDs that we were able to review once before finanlyzing and now the camera no longer recognizes them; and Sony informs us that we must have it shipped to them for repair at a cost of $250.00.
Summary: These are great for quick DVD renditions of home video, but a bit tougher if you have to spend time in the very-difficult-to-learn and use ImageMixer software. If all you want is to shoot your home movies and make a DVD really fast, this is the camera for you. Great lens, great machine, lousy lousy software. ImageMixer (Pixela) support was very good, but the software leaves a lot to be desired. This camera is not compatible with the MAC platform, a real shame.
Excerpt: Despues de varias pruebas llego a la conclusion de que la DCR-DVD101 congela la imagen si cambias de plano al estar grabando, supongo que se debe a la velocidad de grabacion del DVD y ni siquiera tienes que hacerlo bruscamente para que suceda, ¿sera solo problema de mi equipo en particular?.