Summary: i like this camera because it is really cool. now i can film stuff. i can film anything i want. this, that , whatever. i decided to buy it because now i can film stuff. i like this camera cause now i can film stuff. stuff...
Summary: I have owned this camera for over two years and have produced about 10 video productions with it, ranging from 3 minutes to 30. Overall, the camera works great. I got it on an open-box special at Circuit City, and I think it must have been dropped or something, because there are definitely loose connections somewhere. The viewfinder flickers and the firewire port is very sensitive to how far the cable is plugged into it.
Summary: Excellent camcorder with the latest features. Exceptional picture capturing capabilties with its world class lens. Very good handling features, auto stabilizer and controls are at the right location, very ergonomically designed. The wieght of the camera is also pretty decent to be handled by a single hand. One needs to be a little careful while using it during dim lights or less illumination.
Summary: This is a great prosumer (entry level pro) camera. Although it has only 1 CCD chip, it produces pictures close in resolution to that of the 3 CCD camcorders. The size and weight make it perfect to carry around and on vacation. The pictures are near broadcast quality, and if you want to shoot good looking movies, go for it! I plan on shooting stuff for church that I will edit on my PC (with Premiere) and I'm sure it will look great.
Summary: As much as I love Sony's megapixel sensor implementation in this camcorder, I no longer think it's the best one out there. If this cam is on your shopping list then definitely check out its closely related sibling: PC110. It has the same features, it is over twenty percent smaller, has a decent built-in flash, and in addition to being capable of megapixel shots, it records short MPEGs to the memory stick.
Summary: I bought this because of the form factor and the lens (Ziess). Movies look great and pictures look great if you are OK with resolution. I picked it up so that when we travel, I could take snap-shots for my web site and make movies to bore my family. The only thing I do not like is the ergonomics: learning to zoom smoothly takes a while.
Excerpt: "...the decision to buy a Sony HC20. Most of the controls on the camera are easy to use and self explanatory, esp the playback on TV is real easy. The pictures turned out to be better than I had expcted, The colours were sharp and audio crisp and clear. The only drawback I could find was the accompanying SW supplied on disk which is too graphic heavy and confuding to use. I found downloading a freeware from net as a better option and it did work ...
Pros: Size, Price, Image Quality, Easy to use
Cons: No memory card, Accompanying SW is not user friendly
Summary: "Une sensibilité de 0 lux ! Filmez dans l'obscurité !" Pour tous ceux qui ont connu les images noirâtres et inexploitables, une promesse pareille ressembait plus à un miracle qu'à un argument de vente ! Mais ATTENTION ! Ne vous laissez pas avoir : cette sensibilité ne sera effective que si vous utilisez la fonction "nightshot" ou "supernightshot". Cela dit, cette fonction correspond aux infra-rouges (imaginez Loana et Jean-Edouard dans la chambre !).