Summary: No longer works with windows operating system...worthless these days. Once your movie is on the mini dv disc it is there forever.... I was greatly disappointed because otherwise it was a good video camera....
Summary: When I bought it, I did not realize that it would be hard to download movies onto a computer. I tried various gimmicks, but could not get the camcorder to talk with my DELL laptop even though the Sony software said that everything looked good.
Summary: Unless you have a computer with 1394 (firewire) capability do not buy this camcorder. Firewire technology is obsolete as well so the chances of getting long term use out of this is non-exsistent. The DV to USB is only good for viewing on a monitor and does not allow for editing.
Summary: When I first bought this camera in 2007, it retailed for around $400. The DV tape technology was a bit awkward then and turned out to be short-lived. From today's perspective, it was a mad product strategy on part of the manufacturers.
Summary: I selected this mini cam-coder based on Top Ten Review then I decided to purchase it, unfortunately I did not read specification carefully that the media recording was MINI DV (using mini cassette) only we can't use SD memory card for recording. It was my reason to send back to the seller.
Summary: When LCD screen dies, and trust me, it will, your camera and review settings are virtually impossible to use. The only off-screen accessible settings are the power on/off, REC (start/stop), easy. You will not be able to review your video.
Summary: The Sony minicam that we ordered work very well. We use it to capture video for sports analysis. To do this we need a minicam that has a FireWire port. The camera that we ordered was shown with the port and came properly packed and in good working order.