Summary: Available accessories are nice. Software is easy to use too. Like most electronics that you buy today, there is little information covering the software that comes with the item. You cannot use this as a cam order as there is no direct feeds.
Summary: The model is discontinued. The resolution is only 720 x 480 compared to newer HD camcorders which is 1920 x 1080. Compared to the newer models, this camcorder without intrinsic memory is overpriced. For a similar priced HD camcorder you get higher resolution.
Excerpt: Sony DCR-DVD650 DVD Handycam Camcorder is a stylish, light-weight recorder that gives the option of recording direct to DVD. In addition to being a camcorder this device can also take still photos so it can double as a digital camera. I originally wanted the Sony Handycam Camcorder because I …
Summary: Do not buy Sony products. The last three Sony items I purchased were junk. While this camera works OK, it is not fully comparable with Windows 7 64-bit. They say it is if you install an update, but good luck finding a link on the Sony site that isn't a dead end.
Summary: I bought 8 of these cameras to use at a conference that I manage each year. We video instructors "practice teaching" and give them a disk to take home so they can watch themselves and see what (if anything) they need to improve). The cameras were very easy to use.
Summary: I like this Cam. It is much less than they were 10 yrs ago and do much more. The touch screens are great. The Disks and memory cards work easily with my computer, which runs Vista home prem. I spent about $450 if we include 2 cards, 3 disks, extra battery and a case. I think it was a good deal.
Summary: I like the size and ease of operation. I especially like both the DVD and Memory Stick recording ability. Sony products have always been a little over-priced. I did however replace an older Sony Handycam. Wal-Mart helps lower prices on many articles. Order it you will not be disappointed.
Summary: AFTER TRYING THE SAMSUNG MINI-DVD CAMCORDER, I NEW I MADE A MISTAKE, I TRIED TO SAVE A FEW BUCKS BY GETTING THE SAMSUNG, IT STUNK, I BOUGHT THIS SONY AND IT IS A PRO STYLE CAMCORDER, NO PROBLEMS AT ALL,,,
Summary: I am returning this camera. I used the mini DVD to record a very special event in my child's life, and the DVD got damaged when I tried to open the cover, so all my images were lost! I have been told that DVDs are very touchy and images can get ruined very easily.
Summary: Good Product. Simple and easy to use. Captures and records images with great resolution for a camcorder that is not high definition. The battery could last a little longer, but the product is very good. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001P3O3O0/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title