Summary: I got the handycam to film my son at the national beta club coonvention. It was exactly what I needed. The microphone picked up his voice well and the zoom picked up the picture. I got the camera for a song too.(385) Well below the price charged by other dealers. Very happy with this dealer. I would buy from him again.
Summary: I bought the Sony Handycam DCR DVD408 for my wife in December 07 as a Christmas gift since Amazon offered a decent reduction in the price. I have to say I am impressed with the quality of the recordings and the out-of-box ease of use. It even has an easy button if you aren't overly confident in your video recording skill. I purchased additional miniDVD's and planned to record onto a disc and then finalize it and then use another disc.
Summary: I previously owned a later generation Sony DVD Handycam (DCR-DVD405) and decided to stick with Sony after reviewing their new product line, as well as what their competitors had to offer. This new camera does not disappoint.