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: 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: I had a bad experience with this camera. The mini dv "tape" got stuck in the camcorder and would not eject rendering it useless and too expensive to repair. I also found it cumbersome and extremely difficult to use with my Mac.
Summary: I had owned a SonyDCR-HC20, which was stolen. I assumed this would be a step up from that. In some ways, I suppose it is, but in many ways it is not. It feels like a cheap camera, with its clunky plastic case. Recording in low light situations is a particular challenge.