Summary: This is a great camera. The overall quality is great for a small and simple Handycam. The only thing I wasn't satisfied with was the LCD touch screen. It responds to touch perfectly fine but it goes from normal color to blue a lot. In other words it flickers between normal and blue.
Summary: I haven't really used the camera yet. The batteries are not keeping a charge but the camera will serve it's purpose and that is to transfer my tapes to DVD. I had to purchase a cord because it didn't come with one. When I asked the seller a question about the product after delivery, I never got a response.
Good video quility, but broke after 10 hours of use
28 December 2006
Summary: Positive -handy, portible, long lasting battery, very good video quality Negative - relability. Lense doesnt show any image - I recorded less than 8 tapes on it. Search this model on ebay - half of the broken ones have that issue.
Summary: Camera is light weight and has plenty of functions, however, the softward to burn the tape to CDR or edit the tape is terrible. Basically, I can only hook up the camera to the TV to watch the video.
Summary: I bought this camcorder based on the high rating on this site and Circuitcity ratings and it's on the way back to the store after two days trial. I want a good simple Cam to tape my baby and HC20 got my attention due to price, Sony brand, sony famous lowlight performance, digital transfer and specially small. Pro: - USB, Firewire video/audio transfer to PC - Small, easy to carry around. Con: - Video and video quality. - Low light performance is useless.
Summary: Well the camcorder is aesthetically pleasing, but the software is just plain horrible. My boyfried is a computer wiz and couldn't figure it out. We had to install it three times before it even loaded all the components. Now my computer runs really slow and it takes about 10 minutes for 2 minutes of tape to transfer. As for the still photo, you can shoot it without the 7 seconds of sound. It's in the manual.