Summary: I had one Sony before and I like Sony. This is the 1st HDD from Sony and I think that 1st is always the best, because manufacturer always makes 1st the best to attract byyer. Later come other versions, some of them are better but some are made as cheap as possible and quality/lifetime becomes worse. 1st one you always will get for a better price because it is older model. I bought used but ''as new'' condition! I like this one.
excellent then, very good now given today's competition
26 February 2008
Summary: This product is very likable bc of its grip, its easy to use and its affordable battery price and rather straight forward pixel quality type of compression (as opposed to AVCHD of today's headache) and a CCD based sensor; all of which giving way to a satisfaction close to or BETTER than the Non-HDR resolution achieved by a DV tape-based picture quality such as the acclaimed DCR-HC96, let alone the hard-drive storage conveniency factor.
Summary: This is a great camera, I have had it a couple of years now and it has been great. Battery life is outstanding, sturdy build and great options. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is (a) it does not have a manual focus button on the case (its buried in menus) and (b) it does not have a memory card slot. I believe the new models have addressed both of these issues.
Summary: I bought this camera through Amazon as soon as it was released by Sony last year. I've lugged it all over western Europe as well as right here at home in the good 'ol USA and all I can say is it has performed FLAWLESSLY! One of the huge advantages it has over some of the other brands is the fact that it HAS A VIEWFINDER! Doesn't sound like a big deal but shooting in reflective bright daylight can render the screen pretty near useless; not the camera's fault.
Summary: I bought this camera with the blue tooth microphone option for a little more than a month. The following are my quick assessments: *I bought this camera because it is a hard drive version. *The camera did not perform to my expectation from Sony. *The video quality is good but I seen better with old tape model. *Still pictures are ok, but this is a video camera. Many 3M pixels digital camera produces better still pictures.
Summary: I received this camcorder in time for Christmas. I'm extremely happy with the product. Video is crisp and the motion control is great. I really like the ability to take the old VHS-C tapes from our old camcorder and be able to record them directly onto the Sony DCR-SR100 and record them to DVD in just a few easy steps. No video capture card needed. The camcorder has not given me any trouble at all in the two months I've had it.
Summary: I bought this camcorder couple of months back and Life is really cool. I had a sony hi-8 prior to this. What a bif relief from tapes. Also the t* lens is awesome. I see a huge difference in the picture quality. The s/w that comes with sony is not that great but still copying from handycam to my laptop is a breeze. when it comes to still pictures the 3 MP photos were great when compared with a canon s500 5 mega pixel camera, maybe cos of the t* lens.
Summary: I have had this unit for almost a month. It is a replacement to my old 8mm Sony Camcorder. The Hard drive recording is very convenient. The recorded video was nice & clear. The built-in image stabilizer was great. It was the right decision to purchase this one rather than the DVD base camcorder. I was able to record a complete 1.5 hours of soccer game without having to change the DVD disc. The still picture was not as great as a stand alone digital camera.