Summary: I have been realy pleased with this camcorder.I use this for,pass thru copying,from vhs to computer.I haven't tried everything ,yet,but what I've used,I'm happy.Video is a great way to have a history of your family and friends.
Summary: It is an excellent camera, probably the BEST on market for the price you pay, excellent video quality, and good pictures too. But need to improve 3 points: 1- You Cannot wath it on a PAL System TV, Thats important to me because have to travel a lot to Europe, but cannot show what i have recorded to my family there. All my olds cameras have that option. 2- The Microfone is not as good as the cameras with the Mic on Front. This camera havi it on top, ¿why?
Summary: This is the greatest little camcorder in the world with lots of bells and whistles that would have been way more expensive a while ago. I do wish that it had actual fstops rather than a slider on the touch screen for more accurate adjustments, ditto shutter speed and the manual focus is a bit fussy. More easily accessible manual controls would make it close to perfect. the touch screen takes a little getting used to and is not the very best idea.
Summary: I had this camcorder for about a year and think this may be the best small 3-ccd in its class. Pros: true to life picture; fine low-light shooting, manual functions; optical stabalization; advanced audio features; comfortable grip Cons: most controls on LCD; jumpy flashcard recording (limited to no more than 15fps)
Summary: This camcorder rules!!! It has superb low light video quality. Remember those grainy, yellowish pictures that you typically get when recording indoors at the normal bulb light? You can forget about them now: the camera records outstanding, grain free, rich color video in any environment you'll take it. The touch menu is a superb ergonomic achievement, albeit I thought initially that I'll hate it, upon use I came to love it.
Summary: I bought this camcorder last December (2004) and it is absolutely the best picture I have seen out of a Mini DV camcorder. I originally bought the Panasonic 3CCD and returned it due to no ability to adjust shutter speed below 60 for low light conditions. This goes down to 4 fps which you better have it on a tripod or serious ghosting will appear. The perfect setting I have found for low light, for instance inside your home is 30 frames per second.
Summary: This is the best quality you can get in a semi-pro camcorder from Sony prior to the 1080i release, which has not been released prior to this writing. You just can't bet the 3 ccd quality. Just recently I shot a lunar eclipse with this little cam and as I was getting the cam out, I remarked that it probably wouldn't show-up, I was very wrong. At just the 12x optical zoom, the detail even on the 3.5 inch monitor was better then the naked eye. Amazing!
Excerpt: "Sony seem to be setting themself apart from the field with their range of handycams which are a class apart from the rest. In the DV (non-high definition) category, this is the best semi-professional camcorder around. Firstly a listing of all the features to help: - 3CCD Imaging System (3 x 1,070,000 pixels) with Advanced HAD - Optical Super SteadyShot - 12x Optical / 150x Digital Zoom - Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® T* - 14 bit DXP - ...
Pros: Excellent Image with 3CCD, Lightweight and Easy to Use
Cons: Now obsolete due to High - Def 3CCD Camcorders