Summary: Well this camera has allot to be desired Sony really screwed up on this model. It has been a headache. the buttons suck the whole camera is definably not a well thought out plan. I had a sony hi8 that got stolen and it was a great camera. this one does take video but getting the video to were ya want it is a pain. capturing the video from a dvd disk doesn't work out to well without the software and i got the camera without any software or a TV video cable just a USB.
Pros: The movies that I shoot are very good, it's compact easy to use. I like it a lot for movies
Cons: It's one of the worst cameras I've ever bought for still pictures. I bought the external video flash and it still takes just average pictures. The ImageMixer software is the most unfriendly software I've ever used, it stinks
Pros: Great design. The ability to moved directly from the camera to the DVD player is great.
Cons: The resolution isn't as good as my DVR Handycam. On top of the image problems, the video editing software provided with this product is worthless. It will output to MPG format, but the process is very difficult as well as EXTREMELY time consuming. I am
Pros: Since the audio is AC3 you will need to download AC3 codec. Which is free and availalble on line. Or you can buy PowerDirector 3 for Cyberlink which support AC3 and Streaming MPEG2 VOB files. I am looking to by this product and I would think that this s
Cons: I DONT KNOW ABOUT THESE OTHER PEOPLE BUT I EDIT ALL MY HOME VIDEOS..THIS CAMERA HAS TERRIBLE EDITING SOFTWARE AND THERE IS NO OTHER SOFTWARE COMPATIBLE FOR THIS CAMERA..THE OTHER PERSON THAT WROTE "YOU JUST HAVE TO GET A MPEG2 SOFTWARE" IS WRONG!!MPEG2 SO