Summary: I bought this so I can transfer my videos to my PC, everything works fine, except the fire-wire port, so I was unable to transfer my videos, don't know if it is the cable, my laptop or the port in the camera, other than that it is a good product.
Summary: I purchased this product to be able to save my movies onto a computer. Unfortunately, I didn't do enough research and even though this camera has a USB port on it you need a firewire to actually be able to transfer the videos to your computer.
Summary: I recently found out that using old, recorded tapes and viewing them and downloading them on different Sony models of mini DV Camcorders is a problem. The tapes don't run correctly and the sound and picture is distorted.
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.