Summary: this camera was nothing like it was advertised. the add said that it worked good. but it worked far away from good. the picture was fragmented something awful. i tried to clean the heads but to no avail. yes the camera was used, but i have purchased used products before but never had a problem that was unexpected such as this.
Summary: I ordered this camera mainly to use as a tape deck to log and capture footage onto my computer. It works great! I have also used to it record my kids. Great price and great equipment. I was and am very pleased with my purchase.
Summary: We bought this camera because our old mini dv tape camera broke and we had 60 plus tapes that we could no longer watch. We have been successfully tranferring them to DVD with the help of this camera. We are also able to use the camera for lots of great new family memories. It's small, light and convenient. Pretty quick start-up too for those quick moments you want on tape.
Summary: This is the 2nd time we bought this camera because our 1st one died after 5 years of light use. I bought this one because it was cheaper to buy another used camera, to convert the little tapes to DVD, rather than pay to have it done. We bought a Canon Vixia that uses a memory card. Much improved video quality and no problems with conversions! As soon as I get our tapes converted, I will either sell the Sony or give it away. This is the last Sony I will buy.
Excerpt: This great little starter camera is perfect for people who are looking for very infrequent video usage. The Sony DCR-HC28 provides a lightweight camera and is very capable. As our family's first camcorder, we have enjoyed using this for short videos to share with our extended family and friends dispersed across the country. The camera has two simple modes, record and playback.
Excerpt: I realize everyone is in to the digital format these days, but I have had so much luck with this little guy, I'm not ready for the switch. I can transfer te taped movies to any format I want, Long battery life, and quality of movies is great. you don't have to keep up with new technology until you really want to.
Summary: Great little camera. Even though it may seem primitive now, this camera still delivers & will last longer than the dslr hd cameras, no kidding. Man, I lovin' it. There's so many pros/benefits in owning this. Lenses, tapes, cool accessories & gear for this camera are awesomely cheap right now. It will soon become your new best friend. BUY NOW!!! THE 1 CON. 1) GRAIN, night shooting/low light indoor shooting will show grainy video.