Summary: I recently purchased this as a gift for my cousin on the arrival of a new born. We took some videos of the baby and they came out really well. The sound quality is excellent and the auto focus works very well. The camera design is very intuitive and easy to use. This is overall a great buy!
Summary: After a lot of research, I decided to purchase the sony dcr-dvd 408. night vision works great, a bit grainey with telephoto, but the instructions tells me this. Telephoto is very good, everything works as expected, no surprises. Great color, easy to operate, great price and free super shipping.
Summary: This is my first digital camcorder and the picture is great. I did a lot of research trying to determine which format to get. I had a tape VHS-C before and it just didn't get it anymore. Started having trouble with bad tapes. So I really did not want another tape format.
Summary: This camcorder got good reviews - better than the 508, which is its top-of-the-line sibling. It is very easy to operate. I was using in just as soon as I charged up the battery. The video looks great. The touch screen is a little small but so far it has worked well for me.
Summary: PROS (the camera itself): This fantastic piece of technology will cover all needs of the average (home) user, who wants to create quality footage in a fast and simple way: Stunning sound and movie quality, rich features and ergonomic controls make this camera a top choice.
Summary: This video camera is phenomenal. I bought it for the birth of my son but unfortunately he came early, one day before the camera arrived. I should have bought it sooner. So for the delivery day excitment I used by older Panasonic miniDV tape camera and after that used the Sony 408DVD camera.
Summary: So easy to use ,this camera is the best thing I have ever bought, next to my very first coach bag in 1993. Sony has always been a company that wants its consumers to be happy with their products and also be able to use them.
Summary: I loved this camcorder, but I had to return it because unlike the DCR-DVD405 that it replaced, the DCR-DVD408 does not have analog inputs and will not function as a "VCR". This is an important feature if you want to record from another device to this camcorder.