Excerpt: When i went to bestbuy, my main criteria was long range zoom and price. The salesman was helpful and suggested this DCR-SX41 camcorder. This camcorder takes the pricey Memory Stick as storage instead of cheaper SDHC cards like in other camcorders. The pictures quality is excellent overall, especially outdoors. Pictures are little bit grainy indoors, but acceptable. I'm kind of disappointed in its battery life.
Summary: I have not used all of the functionality that this camera provides as I just pulled it out of the box and started recording things, an aspect that I really like about this camera's ease of use. The zoom is excellent for when you are far away from your subject but yet still able to get close enough without loosing focus. The 8MB of internal memory is pretty decent being that I was able to record quite a few of my daughters swimming classes before by a memory card.
Summary: I bought the Sony Handycam camcorder so I could save memories of my family and children. This itam is not the top of the line camcorder but is not lacking in performance. The camcorder is light weight and small. The picture quality is great. The cam corder will record video and take still pictures, which eleminates the need for both camcorder and camera. I highly recomend the purchase of this item if you are looking for a camcorder or a camera.
Summary: There's one only thing that was missed in the cam, light, it doesn't have it one. But everything else is just great: HD image, can capture photo, touch display, long life battery, 8GB internal, memory slot for expandible capacity. There's anything else that I can't ask.
Summary: The only reason I did not give this camera a rating of excellent was because it is lacking an on-board light which would help for recording in low-light situations. However, I do love the functionality of the camera. It's easy to use for people who are not very tech savvy, but offers enough options for people who are a little more advanced. I love the size and weight of the camera. It fits nicely in your hand and the buttons are easy to access.