Summary: I bought this unit to replaced the same camera I already owned. This unit had the same problem that I was experiencing with the camera I already owned. Neither camera worked in play/edit mode.
Summary: I bought this camcorder a couple of years ago and it worked fine. Got it out of the box to use at my grandson's softball game this week, turned it on, pushed the button to open the door to insert a mini DV tape, inserted the tape but the door refused to close. I tried and tried to shut the door on the camcorder but it won't budge.
widespread problems with cassette door not working
Stewart Edward Kreefer, Amazon
17 November 2009
Summary: Hi, I have had this for a couple of years but rarely use it. One day the door cassette door refused to shut. I googled this problem and LOTS of Sonys have this problem, and Sony does not even address this issue in the manual. I am afraid it is destined for the trash at this point, as it is not worth fixing. I really think Sony in general is not what it used to be. Stay away from this model.
Summary: This video camera is so disappointing! Especially since Sony is usually pretty good. The quality of the video is awful and lots like crap when you watch it on a large screen tv. I am also having problems with the battery too. It doesn't seem to keep its charge more than 5mins!!! Stay away from this camera.
Summary: My video camera was working great but yesterday it started acting up and was not replaying video in a normal mode. The video was choppy and the sound came out in blips here and there, it is in a permanent state of slow fast-forward or so it seems. I have had this video camera for about 15 months and have been very happy with its easy and user-friendly approach. I look to Sony for quality, however I have been less than satisfied with their accoutability.
Summary: I am very disappointed with this camera. The image stabilizer does not work. I exchanged the first camera I bought for a second and was presented with the same problem. I tried the second camera for a while thinking I was at fault. Nope. The IS does not work. However, I am very pleased with the way I was treated by Amazon. I will now first look to them for any purchase.
Summary: I purchased this for my husband and it was a huge hassle. The camera itself is fine, but if you want to upload any footage to a computer, good luck. I purchased the ilink cable just to make sure I could do it, but despite having a new, expensive computer and a new laptop, neither had the port necessary to accept the cable. So I had to go to three different stores to find the USB cable necessary.
Summary: This camcorder does not come with the cables necessary to transfer the image to your computer. And don't bother with buying a USB cable, since the images turn out awful. Get the Firewire cable. Oh, and you'll need to buy software to create DVDs, since Sony doesn't include that with the camera either. Overall, the deal you get on this isn't worth all the extras you have to buy to make it work.