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: 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.
Great camcorder for point and shoot users, not so good Amazon selling technique
2 September 2005
Summary: The cam is great for users who don't want to fidget with manual controls. Better in low light than any other MiniDV cam I tried, and great color reproduction, although a bit saturated. No tape noise, Optura 60 is very close and probably a bit better in the daylight, but can't even come close in low light. What I didn't appreciate is Amazon.com selling me this camcorder for $807, and saying it will take 2-3 weeks to ship.
High Quality, 100% Accessible, INCREDIBLE RESULTS!
2 September 2005
Summary: When I was first looking for a new video camera to make my films on, I wasnt even looking at MiniDV. I was actually looking at the $3,000.000 Canon professional DV camera. After hours of searching online, I finally found a video camera that I didnt even expect to buy. The DCR HC90. And, man, am I glad that I bought it! I was really looking for something sleek and professional, with exceptional quality. So I knew that I had to go with Sony.
Summary: Bought my Sony HC90 a month ago and am very pleased with it; purchased it primarily for the lower light capacity, which the HC90 does provide...excellent vidio in dim in-house light, and in good light. The "Easy" mode is great for both taking and viewing. I have not done much with the manual controls, but there are ample. Takes good still picts as well. Very compact and easy to use one handed. I looked at many others locally, but ordered the HC90 unseen; glad I did.
Summary: I checked the 3CCD from Panasonic and the Canon camcorders. In that price range this is the best I found (if you have the extra money, the new HDV camcorder from Sony might be your best bet!). IMPORTANT:The CCD issues referred in other user comments are REAL (although I don't know if it will also apply to this new model). It actually happened on my previous Sony. I purchased a 5 years warranty from Sony for my DCR-HC90.