The DCR-SR42 is a Private Investigator's best friend!
2 November 2013
Summary: As a Private Investigator, it is my personal responsibility for selecting and purchasing my own equipment. I've owed several DCR- SR42's at the same time (for professional conveniences) as did fellow colleagues. This durable Camcorder has an outstanding reputation amongst us for the exceptionally clear images it captures. Daylight or dimly lit evening hours produce sharp and pristine colors. Also standard yet exclusive to this Sony is it's "Night Shot" feature.
Excerpt: From afar, the right side of the HV20 has a familiar horizontal design akin to the Sony HC7, albeit with a fresh coat of silver paint. These camcorders have similar tape hatch designs. Only on the HV20, you'll find the microphone jack, AV/headphone jack, and component terminal hiding behind a rubberized port cover toward the lens end of the camcorder.
Excerpt: My husband and I recently purchased this camcorder, and we absolutely love it. It is so light and small that you can just take it anywhere. The picture quality is great and we really like all of the features the camcorder had to offer. This is our very first camcorder and it took us a while to pick the one we wanted, we shopped around and compared it to others and this was the one we liked that fit our budget.
Excerpt: After carefully comparing current options on the market, I am very glad that I chose this particular product. It is easy to use, and convenient to transport wherever I go. The small size should not fool you--this is a quality item, lightweight, and very fun to use.
Excerpt: very impressed with quality and very conscience of the light weight, and ease of use. Picture is clear and vivid. Really easy enough for the amituer to use. Hope you will give it a try. Found it easy to down load to computer,,,,small enough to put in over size pocket. Easy to delete any pic you don't like..
I used this camera riding on the back of a motorcycle!
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I recorded hours of footage while Iwas riding on the back of a motorcycle. We were on our way to the Honda Hoot in Tennessee from Michigan. The only problem was we had no noise filter! I have many dvds of beautiful mountains and other scenery!
Excerpt: I almost absolutely love this. I will make sense of that through this review. As for the video part, this camcorder for the most part is awesome. It is very lightweight and small, so long periods of recording are no problem. Do have a light for when recording in dark. Love the ability to be recording then switch to picture mode with a flick of my finger then switch back. Downside, have to stop recording to catch the moment. The camera is only 4 megapixels, and no flash.
Excerpt: This is the second video camera I have ever owned. The first was one that was huge and took tapes to record on. It was very cumbersome. This one is like a dream! It is light and very easy to use. It has a touch screen to review what you have recorded and to let other people see on the little screen. It has a card to save the videos onto or you can record directly to the hard drive if you wish.