Summary: This camcorder is amazing. I got it to try to film my grandfathers stories so we could keep listening to the stories he has told us thousands of times. Too bad he could read my face better than anyone. I have used it for some different things since my grandfather passed. its a good little camera.
Summary: Just get it! You be happy you did! The best cam there is! ;-) I have owned this camera and others and nothing else can stand close to the sound and picture quality. Not to mention how easy it is to use. This Cam is worth twice the retail price! Shhh... Don't tell Sony That! lol Have a Great Day!
Summary: I purchased this camcorder for the nightshot plus feature and I got more then what I wanted. The screen is so clear. The picture is amazing. I was even blown away by the sound. And this camcorder is so easy to use I didn't even need the instruction manual.
Summary: This is a great video camera, it feels light, compact, neatly put together, and there should be no doubt about it, its a Sony product - they are all like this! However, I couldn't tell why this camera was better than DCR-SR40, or DCR-SR42 - which are at most $200 cheaper.
Summary: I had the camera for about 14 months. Then, after the warranty expires, the display started to go...It would display only horizontal lines. Sometimes if you just let it sit, the display would come back but as another reviewer noted, by then either your battery is half dead or the moment has passed.
Summary: I bought this product for family event filming. After the warranty expires, the LCD touch screen display has issue, the screen starts playing up when turn on. Picture keeps moving up continously and makes it impossible to record/ view/transfer anything.
Summary: Bottom line: get something newer. This model only shoots standard-definition 720x480 interlaced MPEG-2 video (aka 480i). While you can burn that straight to a DVD, that it shoots interlaced video is a massive shortcoming, and frankly has kept me from using the camcorder much because of all the work...
Summary: I am not a professional videographer, just bought this for family videos to watch my kids grow. I love it. It is so easy to use and takes fantastic video. The night vision feature is really pretty cool. It is easy to use and features are easy to find. I would highly recommend!
Summary: We got this when we are expecting our first baby. It's rather easy to use overall. Videos are gorgeous and we couldn't be happier. It holds hours of video. However, the still photos are of VERY poor quality. Thank goodness we brought our regular camera to the hospital.
Summary: Parents bought the camera and it was too late to return it. Pros: very light and easy to use. Everything functions very well. Cons: Image quality sucks and you must use the dock to transfer files to computer. For the image quality alone i would have returned this but i cant anymore.