Excerpt: This is only my second experience with a video camera. I absolutely LOVE this HandyCam. It is nice and portable, to fit in my purse, if needed. It is VERY easy to use, for a novice like myself. I do refer to the accompanied manual that comes with it, and that is, also, very easy to read. I am so glad that I bought it. I bought an extended life battery, which sticks out the back some, but it never runs down, even if not used.
Great camera with great video and sound! A great product for the money!
14 June 2011
Summary: So far, I love this product. I had a cheap little camcorder that didn't take great pics and the sound was awful. The Sony Handycam is so much better. When I watch videos back on my big screen, it is like actually being there and the sound and zoom are awesome! I got this camera because my 4 yr old was starting soccer which it does great recording his games. I actually copied my sister who has the same camera and also loves it.
Summary: It was one of my best purchases, my used(almost new)camcorder is in excellent from every point of view (I mean usage), it has not any scratches, no dents, and work perfectly. In the market this product costed around $350-$$400 and I bought for just $170. In other words, it is so far one of my best purchases made through E-bay.
Summary: I carefully review the specs and decided that the SX85 was a better camera. I did also purchase a Sony DuoPro 16 gb memory stick. The camera is great and take great video and photos. A larger screen also. The menu is slightly complicated, but getting used to it. I also bought the VRD-MC6 DVD Recorder and it is wonderful. Makes great DVD's and simple to operate without using a computer.
Summary: This was the first camcorder I purchased in 8 years. I was a little surprised by how small it was. The camera takes excellent video and the sound quality is really good. I think my favorite feature of the camera is the zoom. I video tapping family at a Memorial Day BBQ and I was about 50ft or so away and could zoom right on peoples faces and the picture quality was great.
Summary: I bought this camera for general video recording. For things like every day events, sporting events, etc. It was nothing short of garbage. Even with the stability compensation turned on, it was very jittery. And while taping the end of game celebration of the championship game in which i purchased it for, it had an error message come up,"unable to access hard drive". So yeah, it DIDN'T record it. Piece of garbage, don't buy it, I returned it the next day.