Summary: I DEFINITELY WILL NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT! I am very economical and DO NOT like to waist money. I can count on one hand how many times I used the SONY Handycam DCR-SX65 before it completely stopped working. I was working out of the states and was unable to return the camera back to Best Buy before the 1 year warranty expired. Yes, Sony is willing to replace the camera BUT WILL NOT DO THE DATA RECOVER.
Summary: I have used it and got my money work already in fact I got my money worth in the first two months. I just use the video hardly use the photo but it nice to know I have the option to take photos tooo
Summary: there are so many camcorders to choose from...........CHOOSE THIS ONE. this item is wonderful. :). the zoom lens is FABULOUS. i could zoom in so close that i could see the testicles on a fly :). read the instruction booklet first. i thought all i had to do was turn it on and go and that's not the case. there are only 4 short quick easy steps to begin using the camcorder, but you must do those 4 steps before you begin.
Summary: For the price, this is a great little camera. We wanted it for family video, quality of picture and sound is great, it is super easy to use once you read the manual. Still pictures it takes are sub par (but I am comparing that to a nice camera we have). The software that comes with it functions pretty well. If you need something to record your little ones while they are still little, this is great.
Summary: I got the camera for a school club that is making video yearbooks this year. We wanted a good camera and are extremely disappointed. I am a hugh supporter of SONY...normaly... but this camera was AWFUL. The size was extremely compacet and the optical zoom was amazing, but all that is worth nothing without video quality. It is very grainy and the detail is not there. It is supposedly 480p, but no way! Don't get this camera!
Summary: I would have gave a 5, but when my sony dcr-sx65 arrived it had sticky stuff all over it. Like there was a tape on it that left behined the residue. I was gonna just send it back but after scrubbing with a clorox wipe it came right off, but them the camcorder kept saying " this battery is not for this camcorder' then shutting off.
Summary: Sony HandyCam DCR-SX65 - The Sony PMB software is a pain to use and primitive. Also you can't import images on the SD card into Picasa or other programs. Exporting them to another program is just as bad. Still photos in good light are grainy and poor quality and the videos are just as bad. The only "good" thing about this camcorder is its size and weight. Bottom line, it's junk and not worth the cheap price I paid for it.