Summary: The camcorder meets or exceeds my expectations. Great picture, clear sound, the touch screen controls are great for someone who would otherwise need to use eyeglasses to read and use the small buttons on other cameras. This system also allows for cascading menus. The down side? The camera only records sound in a Dolby format. This cannot be dissabled.
Summary: This camera works great. The picture quality is amazing, even when played in a high definition TV. Burning into a DVD was a breeze. Many people complain about the included editing software, but I liked it. It gets right to the point, which is passing your memories on to a DVD. If you are looking for a state-of the art video editing software, then do get something else.
Great Camera But Be Careful with Non-OEM Replacement Batteries
K. Grossman "Sony User", Amazon
25 September 2006
Summary: First of all great Camcorder. Quality is great even in low light. Transfer to my PC is easy and quick. Overall the best camcorder I've used. So why 3 stars? Simple, Sony has a poor policy when it comes to replacement batteries. Basically in the new models that are being shipped their HDD camcorders will only run on OEM batteries. Even if the battery is compatible and works after 10 seconds an error message comes up and says ... ..