Summary: I'm not complaining about the quality of this camera, its specs are all there to see. But what the hell is the point of the docking station? I suppose the designer thought it would save space on the actual camera. What you get: no on-board USB (not to say FireWire) port, no on-board DC charger. Okay, that's sort of basically annoying.
Summary: This was a gift from my husband to record and photograph our trip to Disney. I am horrified at the video and especially the picture quality. I cannot believe this thing is on the market. Shame on Sony.
Summary: I'm guessing that the camera works just fine with PC's but we are Mac (the best for photo and DVD making) people and the additional software that was required for the Sony Handycam left the quality poor at best. I'm guessing that we will need to get rid of this camcorder, after only a month, for one that is compatible with our Mac. Looks like the Canon's are a good bet.
Summary: There's no nice way to say it - this camcorder sucks. The entire point of switching from analog to digital recording is to get higher quality, less noisy home video. Ergonomically, this camera has an excellent design, and the touch screen is surprisingly user friendly and intuitive. The image quality is absolutely abysmal. I get better video and stills on my $80 Olympus digital camera. I was shocked at how terrible the footage was, especially in low light.