Summary: I purchased this camera in 2008 to take on vacation. It takes me forever to decide on electronics to buy because I am very picky. This camera has lived up to all of my expectations and more. I was not in the market for a professional camera.
Summary: I like the IR on this. I only gave 3 stars for Picture Quality only for cpature to Computer. There is a loss of color. I bought new high end firewire and it's a tad better. I use several Video Editors with the same loss of color in all. Oh the Macro is awesome.
Summary: I've had the DCR-HC62 for a few months. I took it to the Grand Canyon, so yes, it was subjected to some dust. But about 1/4 of the takes have a horizontal banding, indicating a problem with the tape drive.
Summary: This camera has great features but I mostly purchased it for work with time lapse. I posted a video of one of my time lapse videos and have this camera always filming more. The camera works so well I ended up getting two. One for personal film work and the other for time lapse.
Summary: The camera does everything that I want. My only quibble is with the software that comes with the camera. For some reason it only allows you to transfer video from tape using the I-Link connection. Other than that I am very happy with the camera.