Summary: Just got this at the Sony Outlet at an amazing price (they wanted to get rid of this model)for $280. The outlet only sells "refurbished" items so I was kinda nervous in purchasing this from them. I got the $20 3-yr repair plan (do not bother with the replacement plan!
Summary: Have had this camera for 2 months now and it is the best video camera I have owned. Edited the video clips with imovie and pleased with the results. I would have given it 5 stars but, unlike the instructions state, I cannot upload any VHS tapes or 8MM tapes from the VCR or my old video because Sony...
Summary: I just got this camcorder yesterday and the unit is pretty impressive. It's very light has a comfy feel in your hand and took a 5 minute sequence of around my home and downloaded it on my comp using just the USB cable and I must say the quality is pretty acceptable.
Summary: I chose the HC20 because of it's size and price (it didn't cost an arm and a leg). I found it fairly easy to set up. The touch-screen is also pretty simple to use, and for those few who may find the manual overwhelming, there's a button on the side of the camera to use "Easy" mode.
Summary: I bought this camera for my sister -- she had no camcorder experience. This camera is designed with that customer in mind, although it also has features that appeal to the amateur cinematographer. Perhaps the best feature is the hybrid touch-screen LCD.
Summary: I so agree with "brucex", the person/s who designed this software should really be given life imprisonment...oh my god its just useless. You cant copy raw video to PC but the picture package creates its own Video with its own effects and sounds...What Good is that..
Summary: This is a wonderful camera for amateurs like me -- I won't speak for people who really demand the finest image quality, but the pictures look great to me. It's incredibly small and packed with features for such a low price. I got used to the touch-screen immediately and it's well-designed.
Summary: This camcorder is very small, light and cute. I tested it in my apartment in regular light. The picture was a little bit grainy, but not too much. Would llke to read comments of other people that have used this camcorder about low-light performance.
Excerpt: I have been using this camcorder for 5 years now since my daughter was born. It has held up pretty well all this time. Sony prices its camcorders at the high end, and especially the batteries are expensive, but overall the camcorder takes high-quality video, has simple touch-screen controls and is...
Pros: Light, compact, easy to use, great video quality
Cons: Touch screen display hasn't held up over the years
Excerpt: I purchased this video camera second hand from ebay and i have to say it was a great buy.Brand new this camera was approx 250 Pound second hand expect to pay around 100 Pound for one in good condition.