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 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: Great camcorder, great quality photos and video. User friendly, and the touch screen is a plus, but a word or warning, the software is less than good. You need to purchase 3rd party software to be able to utilize the easy burn features easily or end up using tons of dvd-r to store your video. There are no options to compress files.
Summary: I have been looking at the hard drive camcorders since they came on the market. I wanted something that was very easy to transfer to a computer without swapping media in and out. I waited until they had a little while to shake out (its been about a year now). I've heard many picture quality problems with the JVC line. I was considering the lower line of Sony's but went with this model because of the 3MP CCD. The camera is easy to use.
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 bought this in preparation for a new baby my wife and I were having. The image quality is fantastic! It really does take great videos, not grainy at all. I've read so many bad reviews of other hard drive camcorders I wasn't sure if I wanted to get one or not, but this was a great purchase. Very easy to use, the software isn't as bad as everyone says it is. It's not great, but not bad. Overall a great way to keep memories of our new baby.
Summary: This is perfect. Forget having a digital camera, camcorder, memory card, cables, cd burner etc. etc. This is an all in one camera. Take a video and quickly switch to digital camera mode! Allows you to take wide or narrow shots. It will also allow you to zoom in on pictures and crop them on the spot. It has so many features and its easy to use. I can't think of any negative things about this camera. Definitely a perfect 10.