Summary: I bought this camera mid november. It was very easy to use and does a fine job with regards to picture quality. I have not done any editing as yet hence I cannot comment on that. The reason for the one star rating is that even though I have used this camcorder carefully and minimally, last week the lcd screen became very dim. I had to use the viewfinder whilst recording. I looked up the sonywebsite for help and followed the few hints they gave to no avail.