Summary: I have HC36 and a HC96 and a HC46. This HC46 is ok, but I agree with the other review that without the handycam station, this camara is useless. Everything has to pluged into it to get anything out. It needs jacks on the camara, like my HC36 and others that I have used in the past have. This way no relience on the Handycam station to be luged around or lost, which in turn makes this camara useless.