Summary: I have had this device for about two years, and I am generally happy with it. The camcorder specs for video resolution are excellent (at least for one that was designed a few years ago). It is small enough to fit in a coat pocket or even a pants pocket of baggy pants, so it can go places another larger camera would be left behind. The digital stills have disappointing quality.
Summary: Okay, so I don't have a lot of prior experiance for comparison but this camera was easy to use right out of the box and the more I learn how to use it the better it gets. Some people have faulted its small size but I love the fact that I can slip it in my pocket. It takes good quality video and the stills have been okay. As long as you don't blow them up too much the stills are fine, as good as I've seen on a lot of other 3MP cams.
Summary: Aside from the hoopla over its dock, 16 x 9 "WS" mode and so-called "24p" scan effect, Sony made the biggest blunder imaginable -- it eliminated the headphone jack with this camcorder and with it, a huge chunk of the prosumer/high end consumer camcorder user audience. Basically, there's no way to gage even basic audio levels with this camera. if you're recording an interview, how do you know the audio isn't peaking?
Summary: I bought this item a couple of days ago in Hongkong (its already released here) and have had the chance to play around with it. I got this in HK for around US 1190 together with a tripod, 5 DV cassettes and a camcorder bag (promotion going on). The video quality is outstanding. The base is a boon as u can attach the S video, firewire or USB cables to it and then simply place the camcorder into the base to charge or transfer the files to the PC.
Summary: I have had this camera for about 2 months now and really have had no problems with it. I love the size. It is small enough to fit in my jacket pocket while skiing. Takes awesome pictures movies, even during extremely bright conditions while skiing. I have used this camera indoors as well and find it to do a great job. I love being able to film in widescreen mode and play movies back on the widescreen tv. The pictures are extremely clear.
Summary: The main reasons I purchased this camera were its size and its resolution. The camera is small enough to fit in my coat pocket, which means that I have it with me when I need it, and its 3MP resolution means that I can leave my digital camera at home. In fact, this camera has an F1.8 lens, which is as fast as you'll find on most full-size cameras, so it takes decent pictures indoors even without using the flash.
Summary: ...well almost. I've had this camcorder for about one month now, and the performance is incredible given its size. I wont talk much about the (formidable) list of editing/dubbing/effects options available, suffice to say that once shot, you can do all the usual stuff with your footage to enhance it. Instead, I want to talk about the basic quality of the camcorder you'll be spending your many £££'s on. Its video quality is quite simply astounding.
Excerpt: Идеальная камера - даже неинтересно)) Прослужила верой и правдой 8 лет. Ни разу не ломалась, не сбоила - качественная и надежная. Съемки были в разных местах - в соляных пещерах, в зонах повышенной влажности, в период сильных песчаных ветров - ни разу не закапризничала и не заела, хотя в инструкции подобные условия для съемок считаются недопустимыми и ведущими к поломке. Аккамулятора хватает на 110 минут.
Conclusion: Batterilivslängd: 4 Bildkvalitet: 5 Hållbarhet: 5
Liten & Lätt DV-Kamera som är smidig att hålla på med.
Touchscreen. Är dock 4-5 år sen jag köpte den.
Har använt den när jag hoppat fallskärm, med en kamerahjälm.
Använt den vid uppvisningar, men även filmat dottern mycket =)
Stillbilds delen är på 3 megapixlar, vilket ger en bra bild.
Blixten är liten men tillräcklig för normalt fotande.
Videofilmning har gått Mycket bra!
Pros: Bra film, ok bilder för att vara stillbilder från en videokamera. Innan jag köpte min Alpha 700 så har jag fotat MYCKET med denna. tror ja hamnade på ca 3500 bilder. Lätt annars att tanka ur både film & kort. (Pro Duo stick)
Cons: Blixten stördes när man tog stillbilder med vidvinkelobjektivet på. (0,6) Men var ju lätt och bara skruva av den...