Summary: I would like to say the review before mine says good "high Def". This camera DOES NOT RECORD IN HIDEF! Even with that in mind i would still highly recomend this camcorder.
Pros: Excellent transfer rates 10 gb in about 2.5 minuts with usb2. Good video quality (not HD) has night shot. One touch burn dvd function.
Cons: Every once in a while on power up it seems to take a few mopments to gain focus... but it always corrects itself. Picture taking is a bit slow ... you can take about one picture every 5-6 seconds. Also the picture quality is only 3 megapixel (which is just ok quality)
Summary: I bought this video camera because I desired a neat, tidy way of storing digital videos. It is very good for that. And I also used it to copy a VHS onto DVD. Didn't know I'd appreciate that capability as much as I do.
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...
Summary: What attracted my wife and I to this is the large, 30GB hard drive. She takes *tons* of movies daily of our twin babies, and we still only have to clear the hard drive about once every three months. Also, since it uses a hard drive, I love the speed and versatility you get when transferring movies.
Summary: The camera is very easy to use. The only problem I've had was with the software it came with. I really needed a manual for the software in order to know how to burn DVD's etc. Other than that, the picture quality is outstanding. I'm really glad I bought it.
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.
Good camcorder if you are not serious about editing your footage
23 October 2006
Summary: This camcorder does capture good video. But the main drawback is that it records in MPEG2 format (DVD quality). Initially its nice and easy to capture video and watch it on your computer by downloading the files using the USB 2.0 connection. It gives you instant gratification.
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.
Summary: I like this camera so far. Its really our first experience with a video camera. Its very easy to use. The software is easy to use to transfer the video to the computer. I HATE the software, if you can call it that, to edit the video. I'm going to have to go buy some. The sound quality is wonderful.