Summary: After agonizing over which camera to buy, I took the plunge and bought this one. I had bought and returned a Sony mini DVD camcorder after finding the results to be pretty poor. I didn't want to spend the dollars to move up to HD, and people told me that Mini DV was the highest quality image one could obtain short of going to HD. After having the camcorder for about a week and using it a couple of times, I am overall pleased with the purchase.
Summary: Really great camcorder for the price. Good vid quality, nightshot for low light. Has a nifty time-lapse mode that can let an entire day pass in a few minutes. The only real down side, IMO, is the lack of a mic input jack.
Summary: We wanted a compact, easy to use camera with a reasonable optical zoom and this camera is just that. No bells and whistles (no audio inputs, no manual controls) but easy, nice pictures, and most important it's small. You must get a longer-life battery.
Pros: Great zoom and more image stabilization that I had expected, starts quickly, battery lasts if you shut it off in between shooting or close the LCD, easy to download onto PC and edit with WMM
Cons: You have to add the cost of getting your own iLINK because it only comes with the USB link (for transferring still pictures); you might want to get an extra battery that lasts longer than 1.5 hours
Summary: USB is only for still pictures, for video need to buy other cable (i-link also known as FireWire). Sony should have included this cable. Other wise it's pretty simple and good camcorder. I really don't see any difference between HC-48 and this one.
Excerpt: Overall I am very pleased with this cam. Vey glad I bought it.
Pros: Tele macro capabilities is awesome, there's image stabilizer, 25x Zoom, does surprisingly well in low light situations, great focus, Decent battery life, fantastic video quality, compact, so very simple to use and has awesome features to work with.
Cons: You can only transfer videos with the Link connection. Quite annoying and tedious and the mic doesn't give a clear and perfect sound at the end of the day...
Summary: Esta es mi videocámara compacta. Estoy rabiando por comprarme una nueva, pero me da mucha pena deshacerme de esta porque es buenísima y está casi nueva. Os preguntaréis porqué quiero cambiarla...Pues la única razón por la que no estoy plenamente satisfecha con mi videocámara es porque no tiene memoria interna y las grabaciones las realiza meniante mini cintas DV, lo que no deja de ser un engorro.
Excerpt: Ik heb deze camcorder Sony dcr-hc 62e nu ruim 2 maanden in mijn bezit.Ik ben er werkelijk tevreden van. Deze mooie en zeer lichte camera heeft alles in huis . Het beeld is zeer scherp. De beeld stabilisatie is zeer goed. De camera ligt goed in de hand en is gemakelijk te bedienen De beeld overdracht is gemakelijk via I.link in / out. De zoom van 25 x is uitsteekend. De gebruiksaanwijzing in overzichtelijk en volledig.
Pros: Zeer goede camera voor weinig geld .
Cons: Geer video lamp en geen acceoires schoen . .