Excerpt: My brother-in-law, who we otherwise call, “techno-man” because he always purchases the leading edge products on the market, just got one of those Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 units. The thing is insane, and I am so jealous! It looks like a mini-video recorder, but has a pop-out display so …
Summary: I am not very familiar with the use of camcorders. This one I purchased a couple of weeks ago and I am taking it for a spin. This I can tell you. The thing is amazing. The picture quality is better than most TV shows that I watch on my flat screen.
Summary: WARNING: the microphone in this camera makes a lot of noise! If I had known that, I would not have bought this camera - do not buy this camera unless you don't mind that the slightest bit of wind noise should make a huge amount of noise in the final video!
Summary: I've used this successfully with Maxwell, Panasonic, Sony and other mini DVDs in -R and -RW formats. However I have not had any success with Memorex Duralayer +RW DVDs. In the 3 years? or so that I have had the camera it has functioned well.
Summary: I love the camera and it takes fantastic images...but editing your video's is virtually impossible since you cannot plug a firewire or USD cable into the unit, copy it to your PC and just "Edit". You need to convert the timing. MAOR MAJOR MAJOR pain.
Summary: I love this camera from Sony. The recording quality of Video is just super and with 3 mega pixel of still images, I practically didn't need to buy a digital camera! This is the all-in-one solution that I have been looking for. I payed $565 for it and it's worth every penny.
Summary: I bought this camcorder around 6 months back and so far no issues with it. Excellent video and picture quality and sound. I love the camcorder. The best part is that after you finalize the disc, just plug it in your DVD player and watch the video. That's simple.