Summary: This has been a great little camcorder. We bought this one to help with a problem in our original DCR-HC40. It has stopped charging the battery. Now that we have this one, It has been determined that the problem is in the camera not the battery or charger.
Summary: I just needed a small camcorder for making video game movies and this fits that. My laptop recognized it right away. Transfer is good and I have not had any problems with this DV Camcorder. The only complaint that I do have is the touch screen.
Summary: I just purchased this camera about a week ago and I received it a few days ago. The camera is absolutely wonderful. Even though people say the bottom loading tape is bad, I think it is actually a good feature.
Summary: am happy with this camera because it has what I need. I needed a camera that takes crisp and clear video with nice vibrant color. There are limitations to the camera, such as the Sony handicaps that won't allow universalism, and the constant changing of modes when you wish to do utilize the other...
Summary: Over the past 35 years that I have been shooting video, it has come a long way. Comparing this to the RCA TK-76 "Minicam" that I shot tv news with on 3/4" in 1977 is fun: 1/100 the cost and double the scan lines. Oh, and 1/80th the weight not including the 40 pound recorder.
Summary: Realy it is a very powerfull Mini-DV camcorder but: Positive Points: Video Quality = High Video Resources, like effects, editing,etc.= High Battery duration = High (I will not buy other one) Dummie mode operation = Very Cool Negative Points: Poor quality images when you take picture Be careful to...
Summary: This is a great camera for filming! I love the size, the oh-so-easy-to-use lcd touch panel (nifty) and the auto-focus is not so bad. Of course, it takes pictures also, but keep in mind that the main purpose for this gadget is FILMING! It takes good enough videos with the memory stick, great sound!
Summary: My husband and I just purchased this Handycam. I almost bought the DCRHC30 instead because in the store I also was concerned about the washed out looking images. When I compared the two and asked the salesperson for help he was not able to fix this problem. This bothered me so I walked away.