Summary: We tried this camcorder because we wanted to video our kids growing up. It is very simple to use, perfect size for carrying, and you can watch your videos as soon as you tape them. The only bad thing is the battery seems to die quickly and always needs to be charged but we have two so it's ok.
Summary: I've purchased this camcorder a month ago and it was one of the best buys in my whole life. Movie quality is better than you could expect (at least beeing an amateur like me). Still quality is not so good. I saw digital images taken using a digital camera and colours are much vivid than dcr-dvd203 (remember you are purchasing a camcorder) Easy to use: 10. I had never used a camcorder before and this camcorder is EXTREMELY easy to use.
I like it but need time to learn how to use it properly
29 January 2006
Summary: I started recording video right out of the box. The camera's features are pretty good but the video was a little grainy or too bright and it skipped some. I need to spend some more time learning how to use the camera properly.2 disks worth of movies were unwatchable because I didn't use the back light. After a few day's of tinkering I found the "easy cam" button.It seems to record much better now.
Summary: There is currently a known issue with many of the Sony Camcorders. This is being called the "black screen of death". What happens is that the camera works great for 1-2 years then the CCD goes out like a light. The camera will not take video again. Sony is evasive if not downright deceitful about this issue when you call tech support. The fact is Sony does not stand behind their product.
Summary: I have been very happy with this camera since we got it. The only potential negative would be battery life, although I don't hvae much to compare it with. Picture quality and ease of use are great. And it has an easy button, which geuinely works.
Summary: What I like: this camcorder is lightweight, great for movies & pictures. Easy to use. I've taken it on vacations and it works great in all weather conditions, overly sunny, rainy, fog, snow, and heavy winds. It's fair for indoor action as well. I'm the worst person for handling camcorders, I usually shake the picture making everyone dizzy. Using this camcorder, I've noticed there is less shake to my pictures.
Summary: This is a great DVD camcorder. Best of all is its size. It is barely larger than my digital camera and weighs almost nothing. For those who don't know yet, this DVD camcorder (and most recent ones) doesn't use regular DVDs but smaller ones instead, so the camcorder is not as bulky as one would think. Getting started was very easy. I literally watched my first DVD on TV one hour after opening the box.