Summary: I got this camera because I was being deployed to Iraq with the Army, and wanted a removable media that I can mail home and be played back without the device being there to plug in. That is the only good thing I have to say about it.
Summary: As a camcorder, I've found the DCR-201 works pretty well... both the picture and sound quality of recordings have been just fine, by and large. HOWEVER, I am frustrated beyond words at the fact that this piece of Sony equipment is not Mac compatible!
Summary: The technology is coming, but it is one of those items that you might want to wait a year to see what updates they can do. The current Camera/DVD or Video war reminds me a lot of the Beta VS VHS war. It is just a matter of time before the Cameras are all DVD and have almost movie quality.
Summary: This camera does not work with Adobe Premiere Elements 1.0. I repeat... this camera does not work with Adobe Premiere Elements 1.0. After days of troubleshooting and a potentially $39 phone call to Adobe, their tech help put it simply. He said, "That camera records in MPEG-2.
Summary: TO START OFF, SONY LIED IN THE PROMOTION OF THIS CAMERA...IT HAS NO COMPATIBLE MICROPHONES TO MOUNT ON THE INTELLISHUE...IT HAS NO SOFTWARE COMPATIBLE WITH THE FORMAT OF THIS CAMERA...THE PICTURE QUALITY IS NOT AS GOOD AS MINI DV..I THINK MY 8MM MIGHT HAVE BETTER QUALITY..