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: Very convienient to use, going between still shots and video...I guess I wish the pixels were alittle higher..On a recent ski trip, I compared the picture to my daughters camera, both Sony, and thiers has amazing color where I think this one is average. That being said, I love the features!!
Summary: Had been looking around for a long time for a hard-disc camcorder. I was at the end of my tether with my old JVC tape dinosaur - too many golden moments lost to waiting for the tape to load up then record. Worst of all, I kept getting error codes and then it would freeze up. My first impression was how well it fitted my hand. So comfortable! Your hand was designed around this with all the buttons in easy reach of either your thumb or forefinger.