Summary: Sony usually produces a god product. However, within four months of purchase we began having problems. First was over brightness compensation as if night light feature was on constantly. Turning the camcorder off and on again several times would finally reset the unit to properly function. Then two months after that the camcorder intermittently would stop excepting tapes even though more then half the tape had played.
Summary: The sellers here at amazon are gouging the customers. Though I believe in selling what the market can bear, they are gouging and the customer should shop around. You can get 1/2 the price of the cameras on Ebay. in fact I suspect these sellers are buying from ebay and selling twice the price on Amazon.