Summary: it was a little more then i wanted to spend, does not do all that great in low light. There is no place to hook up an external mic. The battery lasts a little over an hour if you do not have the light on. The battery charger and additional battery cost me 110 dollars at best buy. Yes you need a battery charger or plug the whole cam into the wall. the projection has to be really dark to see anything.
Summary: The Sony DCR-PJ6's projector works well in a darkened room, and its external composite video input is a unique feature -- none of Sony's HD models with a projector accept a composite input; those which can project an external video source only accept an HDMI input. However, in terms of its use as a camcorder, the DCR-PJ6's video quality is poor, even compared to other standard definition camcorders.