Summary: For it's age, quality and the usage so far I am very happy with this product, I had no disappointment with any Sony product so far. I have photo cameras and video cameras and all are excellent, intuitive and so much fun! But definitely this camera was worth the money!
Summary: I bought this camcoder in August 2005 and it worked great for almost 4-years. Mind you, I only used it during the holidays and took great care of it. Earlier this week, I turned it on, then opened the touch panel LCD but the LCD remained black as it the camcoder was off.
Summary: I bought this camera a year ago for general family use. For that purpose, this camera is fine (a wider angle lens would have been nice). Its color capture is great, it's ergonomic, light weight, everything a camcorder should be--with one major exception. No EXTERNAL MICROPHONE PORT!!! Big deal.
Summary: This was my first video camera so I wanted something easy to use, lightweight, uncomplicated. That it was. It was a Consumer Reports Best Buy and that influenced my buying decision. In daylight the pictures it took were OK. In low light they were terrible, even with Nightshot.