Just because its name brand, does not make it better then the others...
6 December 2011
Summary: This sony handycam is a good camera for a CHILD. The quality is not all that good. I would prefer HD. I could't believe Sony made this camera. The features are ok but limited. When I got the camera and used it, I was very disappointed. I'm gonna sell and buy another ASAP. The only cool thing about it is the dvd part. Other then that I see why it was sold. I wish I had of seen a review like this one I'm writing now ,because I would have never bought it.
Summary: I bought this camera after reading recommendations on Consumer Reports website. It's a pretty good camera, but perhaps I should have bought something else. Here are the reasons for that: 1) the editing is not easy; 2) colors seem to be washed out, along with the focus; 3) camera broke down after 18 months of use.
Summary: This camcorder worked well, but I had two complaints with it. 1. On the sound track you can hear noise from the recording head moving back and forth, sounds like a woodpecker. This alone made it unacceptable or what I wanted to do. 2. I wanted high quality video, but since it records on a small dvd disk, the video is compressed before it is recorded on the disk.
Summary: this camera is cool, but it is very difficult to take the mini dvd and copy the files onto my computer to use in an editing program. i think this camera is a waste of money, editing movies is what makes them look good, especially if you're shooting surfing or any other sport.
Nice camera shame about the lack of editing software
CCE ALLEN "Caro.", Amazon
22 March 2007
Summary: The camera is very nice, good quality and very easy to use BUT you cannot edit the video in any meaningful way. So you need to be very effective at setting up one shot wonders because you are only allowed to delete the last scene you shoot. Sony actually say in the manual that the VOB files created cannot be viewed or edited after transfer to a PC. The format appears to be designed to prevent editing.