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: 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 Either way, this camera is outdated and not functional in today's video/computing workspace.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: Shortly after I purchased this camcorder (within hours), I returned it to Best Buy. I think my old Hi8 Sony camcorder had better picture quality then this one. It has good features, and I liked the sleek design, but in the end, the quality of the video is ultimately what I am looking for. The video it recorded was very pixelated and grainy. I have been told there is other options to make the picture better by a best buy customer service rep, but there is none.
Picture Package software is awful - Shame on you Sony!
Barbara K. Thomas, Amazon
10 July 2006
Summary: I've been buying Sony products for years and have always been satisfied. While this camera operates fine, the Picture Package software that comes with the product is GARBAGE! If you have Microsoft XP Service Pack 2, DO NOT INSTALL THIS SOFTWARE! I did and when I'd run the software to capture video, a fatal error message would pop up on my screen, something about "RunDLL as an App" but if I click Send, or Don't Send (doesn't matter) it would pop up again.