Summary: After reading so many bad reviews, I was a little leery about buying this, but it sounded like what I wanted. After purchasing, I am SO happy with this camera. If you're looking for an expensive camera to take WONDERFUL footage of your family's moments, this camera is for you.
Summary: I got the camcorder to take home video (nothing super fancy). It works great! Very easy to use. We have used it numerous times without reading the directions. The touch screen features are not as good as I would like. Sometimes we hit the touch screen button numerous times before it works.
Summary: I use this camera to document processes in a manufacturing environment, so I wasn't looking for the latest/greatest feature filled camera. I have been very impressed with the overall functionality of this camera. The optical zoom is very good and the image stabilization is top notch.
Summary: This camcorder takes great pictures. I have used both the auto mode and the specific modes. All in all you can keep it on auto ar use manual focus. For night shooting with little or no light I reccommend using a tripod.
Summary: The Sony DCR-SX45 Handycam is an awesome camcorder. I am very pleased with my choice. It was very affordable and it's performance is very nice. If you are looking for a very reasonable price and great camcorder,this is a wonderful choice.Thank you amazon,Sincerely Happy Customer
Summary: Bought this to replace the no longer supported Flip. I wanted something small and light. It's both. The quality of the pictures are good as is the video. I've actually used it more for pics than video and it switches back and forth with little effort.