Summary: Our camera just like this one broke and we feel it was offered ar at a great price. We also have an underwater housing made only for this camera. It works perfect and we feel it wAS A GREt deal.
Summary: Tuve este camara por año y medio, la usa bastante. Cualquier dia simplemente dejo de funcionar. Se daño el bus de datos que esta al lado del carro del cassete. Se daño simplemente por "mucho uso" o mas bien falta de calidad. Además la camara tiene problemas cuando enfoca fotografias. Es muy linda pero muy, muy delicada. No volvere a comprar filmadoras Sony me pase a Canon, que son menos lindas pero mas fuertes.
Summary: We love this camcorder. Clear crisp video, easy to operate, compact and takes great low light level video. The ability to take still photos with the memory card is an added bonus. The only draw back we have found is the battery that comes with it, the 50 series, doesn't have a very long record time. We purchased a 70 series battery and were much happier. This is one of the trade offs for a really compact camcorder. Overall this is a fine camera with that one exception.
Summary: As an owner of the Sony DCR-HC30 model DV Handicam, I want to warn everyone about my horrible experience with this product line. Design and feature-wise, these Handicams are great. The problem is, they are built like junk. From the day I opened my box, I got a message that told me that the heads were dirty and needed to be cleaned. In retrospect, I should have returned it for a replacement then and there.
Summary: after six months of use it's one of the best handycam i ever tried, you just need to get an extra battery and of course a touch screen protector. update: Now it's almost 18 month with this handycam, i love it, its simple so my kids can use it with the easy button and for the professional you still can go deeper in the setting and set it. it worth every penny i paid for it.