Summary: I have had this camera about 6 years paid 700.00. I liked this camera because you can take pictures and video and even take a picture from your video. About a year ago the lens cap hesitated when trying to open (automatic) then it just stopped. Sony quoted 500.00 to fix. That is rediculous! I finally got used to all of the screens so I am not sure what to do. Everything in my house is Sony but I am at the point of defecting.
Excerpt: "...overall a good camera. Typical Sony thinking about all the little features that allow the device to work extremely intuitively - easy to use, but packed with features - HOWEVER - the entire package is all let down by the software that ships with the camera!!! As most people will know, part of the fun of using a camcorder is the ACTUAL filming, the capturing of loved ones and fun times onto a media which can be stored for years - BUT, of course, ...
Pros: Excellent Hardware - smooth features - compact design
Cons: TERRIBLE SOFTWARE - LIMITS PURPOSE OF ENTIRE CAMERA !