Excerpt: And hence its better to have a camcorder only for the video purpose and not for still images. Its very handy and comfortable than compared to camcorders with CDs. And i can consider this as best for me.
Summary: On first glance, this camcorder is very good looking, but a bit chunky. It is quite light and very comfortable to hold in your hand. The screen is a touch screen which is reasonably sized and the buttons on the back are very simple and easy to use. The screen also works very well and is responsive and well calibrated. The picture quality is very good and the sound is excellent. It has 30GB of built in memory which can film up to 20 hours of video.
Pros: Light, Good Battery, Great Picture/Sound Quality, Lots Of Memory, Simple To Use, Touch Screen
Summary: Great camera but even after downloading software updates it will not connect to my PC. Am in contact with Sony but not holding much hope. All of my video was fine using XP but Windows 7 has turned it into a nightmare. Will have to consider either selling the camera or going back to XP. Great camera but please beware. It will be useless if you cannot download or copy direct to DvD.
Even I can use this! Great quality film and big hard drive.
22 November 2009
Excerpt: "My husband and I bought this video camera after our first daughter was born when we were baffled by the variety of cameras on offer. We needed something that we could actually pick up and use quickly to capture first steps etc. I must say that we were not dissapointed. The camera is very easy to use with great ergonomics that put the controls at your fingertips, it's also very light. It's so small you can slip inside a coat pocket easily enough! The ...
Pros: 20 hr hard drive & expandable flash, good zoom, great ergonomics, very small, light and tough
Cons: screen a little bit fiddly, very poor stills,
Summary: THIS IS A PERFECT ENTRY LEVEL CAMCORDER, EASY TO USE BUT WITH SOME EASY TO MASTER ADVACED FEATURES. VERY TACTILE PRODUCT AND LIGHTWEIGHT IT IS A VERY GOOD LOOKING BIT OF KIT WITH A FANTASTIC ZOOM IT IS ALL YOU WOULD EXPECT FROM SONY I WOULD RECOMEND A SPARE BATTERY AS YOU JUST CAN'T STOP PLAYING WITH THE THING . P.S.
Summary: After shopping around for a camcorder to take on holiday to New York, I decided that this seemed to be the one that ticked the most boxes, and for the cheapest price. I was not disappointed. I took on board another reviewers advice to buy another battery (I bought the Sony FH75) which meant that I was never caught short if I wanted to film something.
Superb lightweight camera with a decent zoom for beginners
Mr. M. Heron "oblivion_6", Amazon
12 May 2009
Summary: Picked this camera up to take on my honeymoon, was mostly swayed by the sony brand, the fact it was so compact with no need for tapes and the zoom. I was very impressed with all the features of this, even with the standard battery I was getting about an hour of recording, the quick on feature didnt drain the battery much and was very useful when you think you might need to film something quickly.
Excerpt: "...PC, however, I do believe Sony provide software in the box for playback and editing, but it is on Windows only. For the Mac users, download and install VLC player (google it), and that program will play the movie files back. To get to the movies, connect the camera to your computer using the provided USB. Double click on the camera's disk icon and go to MP_ROOT, and double click on the folder inside that. === PHOTO QUALITY === The camera supports ...
Pros: Fast on, decent video quality, incredibly easy to use .
Cons: slow auto focus, photo quality is dreadful, no external mic jack .