Summary: best deal I've gotten yet-camera is phenominal! Only problem I had was the morons at the post office ended up sending my camera from dallas to freaking Puerto rico-took 3 weeks to finally get to me!!!!!!
Summary: Hey i purchased this camcorder used in great condition. The imagery plays back sharp as hell. I was nervous with some of the reviews here @ Amazon so i went online and researched for several weeks. Finally manned up and took a chance. Only thing i can see anyone havin a problem with is the battery life. Of course the media is short on hq but they have come out with a dual layer disc.
Summary: This camcorder is easy to use and the playback quality is clear and sound quality was good. There was no hissing. I am not tech savy at all. The manual is easy to understand. I had the camera charged and was shooting and watching videos soon after I took it out of the box. I used only Sony dvds to save myself any grief with possibly not being able to use nonsony products. Also, the dvd+rw played in our non Sony players.
Summary: After MUCH research, trial and error, and actually trying 3 other video cameras, this is the one we stuck with. We even went to some local stores that had cameras on display, loaded in a blank dvd, shot some footage, and compared them at home on our 56" HD DLP TV. Clarity of picture, ease of use, quick and easy transfer to pc and burning to dvd, quick and clear focusing....all these were high priority when we shopped around.
Summary: Especialmente para los compradores de habla hispana, esta es una excelente opcion, compre esta camara luego de revisar mas de 20 posibilidades y ahora que la tengo pienso que el esfuerzo valió la pena ya que cumple con todo lo que promete, aunque tiene poco zoom, la calidad de video y los 6 megapixeles hacen que se aproveche al maximo el zoom de 20x, la vision nocturna es sorprendente, puedes tomar fotos mientras tomas video, la calidad de audio super.
Summary: I recently purchased the Sony DVD508. The picture quality is "Excellent". I've been a professional photographer for over 15 years and I can tell the difference between a average quality video and a fine quality video. This camcorder is on of the best that i've used. For under $800 it gives you the best bang for your buck. The camcorder is easy to use. It took me approximately 15 minutes to install the software onto my computer.