Summary: I've owned so many Sony products, this one is a dud. Someone already mentioned the horrible placement of the power in, the little rubber flipper gets in the way of everything. The PicturePackage software is a complete joke. SonyCopy.exe crashes every time I try to open my pictures.
Summary: I ordered this camcorder and have it for a week now. Basicly,it is a good camcorder. It is very small, but give a good quarlity. The movie recorded by the memory stick is bad. In the manual it is said to be able to record from tv or vcr, I followed the instruction, but failed to do that.
Summary: I first purchased this Sony MiniDV in Octocber of 2004. I had considered other formats such as recordable DVD's and even tapeless but in the end I went with the MiniDV format since I had a good experience with a prior Sony MiniDV model.
Summary: I've had this camera for a several weeks so far, and so far, so good. The good: It seems to do everything well, including low light video. Moreover, if it is so dark that Night Shot is required, Sony seems to have improved it -- colors are pretty realistic (no longer overly green).
Summary: I pre-ordered the PC109 and received it a week ago, so this review is not able to be extensive through all usage scenarios. It is a very small camcorder. To relate just how small, if you hold a metal tin of Altoids over it, you only see about 1/2" of the camcorder sticking out.
Summary: I replaced a 7 year old Canon HI8 camcorder with this one. I've had the 109 for a couple of months now and here are my comments. GOOD: Size: It is really small and compact. Well built and solid. Motor noise: My camera has no motor noise. Absolutely none.