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: 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.
Summary: If you are looking for a Digital Video/Still camera that will release you from the worries of disposable media, then look no further - this cams for you! I have been using it since the day I got it and let me tell you I could not be happier. The only one item thats a little annoying is that you need to turn on the red eye setting to make it available, and because of the many features, it's sometimes hard to find.
Summary: I've finally found a camcorder that I really enjoy using and best of all I don't have to buy additional media i.e. MiniDV Tapes, DVD's. IMO, I believe that flash memory for digital cameras killed off most film needs for the average consumer and I think that Hard Drives will do the same for camcorders. The DCR-SR100 is much better than my previously owned HDD camcorder, the DCR-SR60. The increased imager size really helps out in the low light conditions.
Summary: I am a person that likes to research things a ton before I end up buying anything. I spent a lot of time finding out what characteristics of camcorders in general make better camcorders. Then I looked at the brands. Then I bought. 1. Hard Drive: I chose hard drive because I don't want to mess with tapes or small dvd's, and buying them. You can get better quality with MiniDV (except for this model and the one above it), but I would rather use a Hard Drive.