Summary: Bought this camcorder for my family and they all love it.. We use to film family cookout and the optical zoom really helps.. its fantastic and I was really happy I got it.. Walmart also has it at a cheaper price than most other stores... Thanks Wallyworld... Love the camera.. oh least i forget.. the 80 gb HDD means I can store as many clips as I like before transferring.
Summary: The camera takes ptures well, but the controls are very difficult to understand and even more difficult to use. All fuctions are conrtrolled on the screen and navigating is not intuitive. Compounding the problem, the screen controls are not always responsive particularly if one is perspiring and taking outdoor vids during a warm summer day. It was extremely difficult figureing out how to transfter the vids from the cam to my PC.
Summary: I am very impressed by the quality of this camera. I bought this for my inlaws and they love it. My brother-inlaw and sister-inlaw have purchased the same camera as well. My husband and I are thinking about replacing our Canon that we bought last year with this Sony.
Summary: I purchased this camera for a Christmas present and was thinking I was doing well as the people at a local retail store talked it up tremendously. I bought it through Amazon.com because it was cheaper than the store. However the day he opened it, he was dissatisfied...it had horrible resolution, the picture was so pixelated that it was hard to make out exactly what we were shooting.