Summary: I so wanted this camcorder to be good. The size, weight and feel is indeed faultless. It feels sturdy, solid and has been taken on FOUR overseas holidays with NO CASE, and I have regularly let my kids loose with the product around the house for hours on end (they are 12 and 9 years old) yet not one iota of damage internally or externally.
Summary: I'm really into making videos and this camera is perfect! I'm a media student so even though we used really professional cameras at college, this camera was perfect for me to make extra little films from home. It's nice and compact and can easily fit in a coat pocket. The zoom feature is quite impressive and zooms quite far (I managed to get some pretty good footage of the moon one night and I've filmed aeroplanes in the sky a couple of times as well) but a tripod is...
Summary: Cheap and cheerful, got it for a bargain £130 on Amazon so can't beat that. It's lightweight, fits in my jacket pocket, and has loads of memory once you purchase a memory stick. Even without it, you get a few hours. The picture quality is OK...and probably more than OK for the price of it. It picks up sound very well. Operation is simple. Just open the lcd and press record.
Summary: Sony DCRSX30EL Handycam Camcorder With 4GB Internal Memory (2h 55mins) - Blue I enjoyed looking but when I saw little blue one I thought great, not had a camcorder before, nice and light not bulky, very easy to use, only I'm still think its a little tricky to hold still and use your thumb to start the handycam in record mode, lots more practice and it will be fine.
Summary: Having bought 2 for my older children for Christmas, they told me how great they are, therefore I got one for myself. What a find!! Can't fault it. It is so easy to use, with everything very clearly laid out, it's perfect. Good battery life, great features and very light. I will recomd this item to anyone who needs a multi function Camera.
Summary: Does what it says on tin, very basic camcorder pic quality not as good as HD as can be expected. Battery life only around an hour. Expect to buy a longer life battery a memory card and probably a case. Other than that not bad for the price, not very good if filming in low light as pic can become very grainy especially when played back on a large 42inch screen.
Summary: Very impressed by it's compactness and ease of use. Slightly irked that the accompanying software is not compatible with linux platforms but this can be worked around. Importing and editing files onto a pc is very easy.
Summary: Excellent camcorder, zoom is incredible and camera is so light and compact, easy to use with plenty of inbuilt memory, additional memory card recomended as it is very easy to get carried away, also spare/longer life battery is a good Idea when travelling abroad although I have also invested in a travel charger that also has a car adaptor. Highly recomended.
Summary: my wife gave birth to our first children in may 2009. i wanted purchase a camcorder to catch all those firsts. i am a sony fan so went for this item. The price was competitive. The optical zoom was better than other products. The fact it is a memory stick requiring product reduced the weight of it. i know the picture quality could be better but for what i need it for it is more than i need.