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: 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: 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: 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.
Summary: We have an aging Sony Hi 8mm and tired of buying tapes. Two friends have the Sony DCR SR42 that this model replaces. Sony improved on a great product!
It is easy to operate, has great sound and quality video recording, light weight, and priced right. Not great for taking still photos, but then it is sold as a camcorder not a still picture camera.
If you are looking for a good camera for vacations and catching family moments then this is a perfect camera.
Summary: bought this cam for the arrival of our little boy. everything seems pretty good, the still camera is not very good - quality wise, but it's not a still cam, it's a video cam. we've had it just over a month and all seems well so far.
Summary: We did a lot of research before buying this camcorder. The reasons we purchased this particular camera were: (1) Sony name, (2) One button DVD burn directly from the camera, (3) hard drive. We have not been diappointed. The picture is good. It is not professional quality but you can't really expect that in this price range. We also purchased the Sony ACC-TCH5 battery/charger kit.
Summary: This is a great camera. It is much smaller than I had realized, but very lightweight, and fits perfectly into the palm of the hand. Very comfortable. Takes great quality video, and we're really impressed with it overall. Comes on quickly for those candid moments, and the microphone is surprisingly strong for a video camera.