Summary: I know this is an older camcorder but I only bought this last year and it wasn't that cheap. Picture quality is terrible, i have seen better videos recorded on mobile phones. I have already lost a few months of videos of my baby daughter due to this useless device - it recorded ok on the DVD but crashed during transfer to PC and now the DVD is corrupted. so the 3 months of precious videos are now gone forever.
Summary: Having used a Sony DVD camcorder for just over 12 months I was beginning to get tired of some of its "issues", such as sqaushing 16:9 footage into 4:3 and Sony's own proprietary ways of coding the information on the DVD which makes it difficult to read by other software I have. But I was learning to live with them... However the worse thing happened on Christmas Day. Having taken video of the kids opening their presents I switched the camera off.
Summary: Now this looks a very smart camcorder as was pleased when opened the box. Very confusing though when you try to get it started. Cannot register it either. When trying to register it with the disc it will only register it if you live in the states (although purchased on Amazon UK). So i tried online and that will still not register either. Filming was good though which we bought specifically for our new addition to the family. Recorded a whole dvd's worth.
Summary: I cannot play back my movies on my Apple iMac, nor can I register the product. Sony confirm that the camera is not configured for Apple only Windows. I was not informed of this when I purchased the camera from Amazon just one month ago so I have a product I cannot use.