Summary: This was a great little camera when it worked. It was easy to use and easy to upload video straight to my iMac. Sometime during the first year of use, it started having problems which I thought were minor, occasional glitches, so I didn't worry much about it. While recording, the camera would suddenly stop and give an error message.
Summary: I received this video camera last Christmas, to record some of our upcoming family vacations. I've had problems with it ever since. I've had difficulty transferring my videos from the camera onto the computer, and then onto a DVD. The memory cards are specifically Sony brand, so you cannot use the standard SD cards that the majority of other electronic recorders take. It's troublesome to transfer internal memory to external and vice versa.
Summary: I saved up money for this item and after reading the reviews I thought it would be a good choice. I figured a little loss in quality won't be horrible or slight purple fringe as they say. This camera is super easy to use, record and download to the computer. BUT the video's look awful. They are not very clear and when you move the video with any speed from side to side looking around somewhere you get digital pixels like there is TV static.
Summary: Camera looked good and all the cords and booklets where there but after just a few minutes of recording, the camera turned itself off and would not turn back on. I thought it was the battery but it did the same thing on A/C. The company sent me a quick refund, since they had no more of this type camera. I was satisfied with their service.
Summary: This may be a wonderful camera for PC users; however if you use a Mac to edit your video, you should find another camcorder that is compatible. Unfortunately, Sony does not make it very clear that this model cannot be used with Macs, and since their previous models had been Mac friendly, I bought this one without checking.