Summary: PRIOR TO ME ORDERING IT, MY ORIGINAL ONE EXACTLY LIKE THIS ONE , WAS STOLEN AND I HAD TO REPLACE IT. IT CAME IN VERY TIMELY AND JUST IN FOR THE HOLIDAYS OF 2012 AND IT IS THE BEST CAMCORDER I'VE EVER OWNED YET. THANKS TO AMAZON, I FIND THE BEST DEALS ON HERE MUCH MORE THAN EBAY AND ANY OTHER WEBSITE. THANKS AND HAPPY NEW YEARS... ANTOINE Q.
Summary: I was looking for a inexpensive camcorder with Night shot and stablization for our Paranormal investigation group. I also wanted a hard drive so we wouldn't have to change DVD's or tapes every hour. I found this display model SR45 for a little more then $200.00. I was really pleasently surprised by what I got. I found that I could record on HQ for almost 6 hours and on standard for over 10 hours.
Summary: This camcorder is a good camcorder in respect to size, but what it gains in smallness, it lacks in quality. Sony makes great camcorders, but the SR45 just doesn't cut it. It's highest quality video recording capability is 720x576 pixels, which is only 0.4 of a megapixel. The still photographs are even smaller - only VGA size.
Summary: This Cam is not good at night mode. I have taken this cam from Amezon.com and it was looking good, small and handy. but the resolution was not good as I expected and the night mode is worst and the people look like ghosts in this mode. first I thought it is the problem the piece and then I exchanged with another, but the problem remains the same.
Summary: very easy to use once you have read the directions. was a very good deal with the whole package. very good video quality battery last a good while also. recommend to anyone who is tired of dealing with tapes and the cd's also. downloads very easy to a computer.
Summary: Overall it is a good product. The battery life is not the greatest so you will want to purchase a bigger battery. The stabilization feature is wonderful. Takes pretty good pictures. Takes some getting used to if you are used to using the older, clunkier recorders.
Summary: I had been trying to figure out for awhile which, if any, HDD camcorders to get for my husband this past Christmas. This was perfect. It is a really nice size and weight. Will be easy for him to travel with - without taking up tons of space in the carry on - plus it can take still shots as well so he can skip the regular camera.
Summary: This camera is okay, easy to use, pretty good picture quality, etc. Videophiles can be pretty harsh and often expect the moon for a penny. My biggest issue is that it does not work with Apple. I let my son do his own research on this and he swore that it would. We have both learned a good lesson on this one! Quicktime Pro made it sound like it will import the files, so I upgraded. It cost me $20. Then I discovered that you need a plug-in for playback. Another $20.
Summary: Ease of use on this camcorder is awesome! Nothing fancy to the settings - which make it very nice to pull out of the box and start using. Download softward is pretty user friendly, and 30GB capacity is great - I have been able to record 3-4 of my son's football games on the HD before even getting close to running out of memory. Picture quality is acceptable for long distance, but much better at close up recording. Easy to view, delete your videos.
Summary: I am very pleased with this hybrid Camcorder. Very handy for one handed operation. The touch screen feature appears to be flawless. One negative thing that I noticed is the recording volume seems to be hampered in some way. Replay of video at maximum volume on recorder is appropriate for a quiet room. The clarity of video footage and also of stills is great. Battery life does not seem to be an issue as power usage is not too bad.