Excerpt: I can tell you this Sony handycam is a friend of mine and not a device as its always available in my hands whenever i am on travel and also after comming back home to download videos from from it to my laptop.
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!
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.