Summary: Like other reviewers, I researched this purchase carefully and was very pleased with the overall performance of this combination video/still camera. Video quality is great. Some issues - buttons are designed for holding the camera eyepiece to the eye.
Excerpt: This is my second digital camcorder and I have got more than what I expected form this Sony camera. I have always been a Sony loyalist, I have a still camera and a DVD home theater made by Sony. However, I did a lot of research before buying this digital camera.
Pros: Compact, lightweight, Sony brand strength
Cons: no headphone/microphone jack, does not use older memory sticks
Excerpt: I got my sony camera for my birthday and what a present it was with its camcorder featuring a 3 Megapixel CCD with Primary colour filter and the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens system to realise maximum light and colour sensitivity as well as precise capture of moving images.
Excerpt: The new sony handycam is an unbelievably good buy. All your functions are there and the fact that you can put the disc straight into your DVD player is an added bonus worth £250. It makes it so easy for a novice like me to be able to show friends and family edited software.
Pros: Best Handycam ever !
Cons: Some tricky features including changing pixel size
Sony Delivers a Classy 3.3Megapixel Mini DV Camera
8 August 2005
Excerpt: Having previously owned one other video camera, that being a SHARP model utilising HI8 tapes I am quite taken with the Sony DCR-HC90E Mini Digital Video Camera that I purchased within the last month.
Pros: Ease Of Use : Connectivity Options : Excellent Results
Excerpt: After using this little camcorder for just over a month I can honestly say it's one of the best I've used. Sony have pushed the boat out on this one. A few gripes maybe, the lack of headphone or microphone sockets and the menus can be a bit fiddly, especially if you have large fingers.
Pros: High quality lens, easy to use, feature packed
Excerpt: Hace unos 6 meses que arrastro un problema con la cámara y por fin he encontrado la solución. A veces la el sonido de la grabación tenía un ruido muy molesto que recuerda a sonido de freir. No en todas las tomas y de manera arbitraria.