Summary: Handycam was purchased to replace another one I owned that started giving the error message C:31:23 "reinsert the cassette". The one I purchased from Amazon worked fine the first time I used it. On my second attempt I began getting the same error message as my previous Handycam ie C:31:23 "reinsert the cassette". I am so dissapointed. Now I have 2 non-functioning Handycams.
Doesn't work! Don't buy it! Don't waste your money!
Sally J. Reed, Amazon
26 November 2013
Summary: My family likes to watch home movies on their birthdays and by the time I actually used this camcorder, it was too late to return it. It worked for about 20 minutes. Then I switched the tape and poof! Stopped working. After exhausting all options I finally gave up trying to get it to work. The next day I turned it on and it worked! Then I fast forwarded and stopped, then pressed play and it stopped working again! I spent $300 for a piece of junk!
Summary: i was actually just tryin to replace my video cam ( this model) & found this same model but the difference was this cam. has a place for a memory stick, mine didnt have this feature. so i have 2 options on how to use this cam. & this company customer service, always emailed me rite away when i had questions, they were very promt, which i REALLY appreciate!
Summary: I purchased this while on holiday when my other camera broke. I needed something with NIGHTSHOT in it as they do not make them any longer. I stumbled upon this which was exactly what I needed. I had it sent to my hotel and immediately began using it. In perfect condition works great! Perfect for anyone wanting NIGHT VISION.
Summary: The Sony handycams are easy to use and have a good piture with outdoor lighting. Inside the shadow and color details are somewhat lost. Tape is still a good idea as one need not worry about emptying the hard drive - just store the tape for future viewing or re-use. Tape is still better quality than the DVDs that are made from it.
Summary: Although this camera takes great video, there are currently no software drivers to stream video to Windows 7 computers. Sony has either not created the drivers or has not released them. Either way, this camera is outdated and not functional in today's video/computing workspace. Go with a more recent camera that is supported by Windows 7.
Summary: I was looking for a real small videocamera, one no larger than my hand to take personal and intimate video, one that was also zero lux capable to record in dark places. It also had to have still camera capabilities for those delicate close-up shots and this camcorder really fits the bill. I was able to get it at a good price and it works fine. What more can you ask of a product. My wife loves it too as it's so small that she can put it in her purse.