Summary: The Sony handycam DCR-DVD405 is a mini-dvd format camcorder with the option to record onto Sony's memory stick pro or pro duo. I personally have only used this camera a couple of times and was impressed by it's ease of use and features such as nightshot. I also like the fact that you can add lens filters and other accessories like an extra light or an infrared illuminator for events in total darkness.
Summary: I am really impressed with this camera. Great quality! I was researching these for a while and although this is a relatively older camera (over 2 yo) it has higher quality (3 mp) than the current ones unless you spend $$$$ for the high def ones.
Summary: I did a lot of research on camcorders before making this purchase. This was my first purchase, after using a hand-me-down Mini-DV Sony camcorder for the past 8 years. The main thing that drew me to this camcorder (besides the Sony name), was the Low-Light quality. I have 5 young children, and I knew it would be used for a lot of recitals and inside programs. I was not disappointed!! The quality is fabulous. I love the lense, too. The picture is very clear.