Summary: I just got back from a short vacation to southwestern United States. I took this camcorder along fully charged. I used the recorder everyday, during full sun, shadows, inside, and evening lighting. This little camcorder performed flawlessly. It has a super picture.
Summary: The Sony SX63 camcorder is very compact and fits in your hand. It has only a flip-out LCD view finder, which acts as an on-off switch for the camcorder. The zoom is fantastic at 60x optical/2000x digital. However, the resolution is standard definition, but just fine for my needs.
Summary: Cons: I took videos in low light. By low light, I mean that found in a dimly lit pub. The video started a little dark, but then it seemed the camera adjusted and although you could still tell it was dark in the building, the video was clear. The sound was clear and awesome.
Summary: Pros: Camera size is nice, easy to use, clean video, PMB software is OK, has a video light great zoom. Cons: photos are questionable a bit tough for my large hand to fit the strap and push the record button but it is doable. Need to spend more time with it to get more comfortable with it.
Summary: My mistake for not checking off the free shipping when ordering the free memory card when I purchased the Sony camcorder. Received the added 4 GB card in a few days after I discovered the omission at no charge.
Summary: I chose this camcorder first for the name: Sony and second because I needed a relatively inexpensive but good quality camcorder for amateur use. A video camera that allows me to record school functions, vacation and fun videos that I could import into my Mac. This camcorder fit the bill!
It works pretty darn good especially for the price...
Jerry J. Davis, Amazon
13 March 2010
Summary: There was an issue in one of the reviews about whether or not you could pull the videos directly from this Handycam into a Mac, and you can't if you try to read the files off of it like it's a drive -- the format is more Windows friendly -- but if you use iMovie it imports the files in directly and...
Summary: This camera was a gift for my 14 year old daughter. She has no problem using the camera for pictures or videos. The software that you install on the computer puts all the pics and videos in a calender according to when they were made.