Summary: Had this little guy for almost 2 years.... Then one day it just wouldn't turn on. Sony wants over 200 dollars just to look at it and the problem is probably a 10 cent resistor. Also the still photos are terrible. However the videos were good though though sometimes the sound of the spinning disk is recorded and can be heard on playback. I can't help but wonder if there are better cameras out there at a better price.
Summary: Lower resolution that even the cheapest Mini-DV, and nearly impossible to edit properly since scenes are stored on DVD. DVD is NOT recommended if you want to do any editing of any kind. See ANY Mini-DV instead.
Summary: If you are looking for a still shot digital camera ok.. but why buy this monster for that? I have a T1 that does the trick there and gives 5MP. Ok, so maybe video? ok, but then why do I want a dvd with nothing but raw footage? cant edit it without a lot of work. (where is the firewire port, or even the ability to edit an mpg file?) geeez.. anyway.. I am taking mine back. it is totally useless to me as I already have a still shot camera.. save your money.. dont do it..