Excerpt: Camcorder bought in 2005. Operated OK until just out of 2 year guarantee, then developed tape take up fault. Searched web and found that this is very common in Sony camcorders, upwards of 2000 posts on one site complaining of fault worldwide with various models of Sony camcorder.
Pros: None over other brands
Cons: Ultimately not durable and poor quality, also poor software supplied .
Excerpt: Essentially, it's a nice little compact camcorder, particularly for the price. The picture quality is good, it's very ergonomic, compact and attractive to look at. The optical zoom is pretty good for its size, too. Like I said, the picture quality is good (for a budget camcorder, at least).
Pros: Cheap format, compact size, attractive, decent zoom
Cons: No mic or DV input . Elements of stupidity (see review)
Excerpt: I purchased this with the impression that i can burn vcd or dvd but it dosent look like. The software provided with this product is pathetic. The software says you can burn cd, when you try it dosent do anything. It is a useless software. This product becomes is a shame to Sony.
Excerpt: recently i have purchesed a dcr-hc19e handy cam i was of the impression that i could download my film onto a dvd , but this is not the case . i find now i have to buy more soft ware a fire wire and a board just to do a cd that i can see on my tv the picture pacage you supply with the camera is a...
Excerpt: I had used many camcorders before purchasing this Sony handycam. I normally capture video and use it mostly for special effects and video editing. The handycam is an excellent camera and is very small which can fit into a jacket pocket.
Pros: Zoom, Picture quality, small and light, remote control
Summary: Extremely good camcorder, I'm chuffed to bits with it !. It's incredibly light, and easy to use, and the video capture is yummingly good. HOWEVER ditch that rather poor USB cable that comes with it, the only really way to get the best capture to your PC is through a firewire 4pin to 4pin/6pin cable.
Summary: Excellent first impressions. Have not had a camcorder before so hard to compare against any other. To be concise in my review I opened the box, got the camera out, fitted the battery and was recording in 5 minutes. Within 10 minutes I had my first recording playing back on my T.V.
Summary: I bought this last week and all I can say is awesome. Infact, Personal Computer World magazine have given it the Highly Recommended Award in the September 2005 edition. How do Sony do it for the money? It feels like it was built to last for a thousand years!!
Summary: I've just bought this camcorder and my first impressions are that it is fantastic! The camcorder is very light and compact yet feels sturdy as well. The touch screen makes it easy to access and use all the controls, and it is capable of adding special effects to your pictures and movies.
Summary: Wow, what a quality piece of kit this is - and at such an amazing price! If what you want is an easy to use, compact camcorder and you don't want to pay the earth then this is the one to go for. The image quality is excellent and hooking it up to the PC for editing is a dream.