Summary: Well, was looking for an inexpensive camcorder. Already have one, but the other half wants to make their own youtube videos and they use the camcorder a lot. What I like it this one will do good in low light and even has nightshot for dark shots. Looking forward to seeing that in action. Also, love not having to buy tapes anymore and the rewinding and forwarding. Also no worry that you are recording over something else.
Summary: Several other people have already written thorough reviews so we dont need another one. I do want to point out a few things I think folks may wish to know. First off, I got this many years ago from Best Buy when it was brand new, and I paid considerably less than 700 dollars. Dont know why it took a price raise over the years.
Summary: This is the first video camera I have ever owned, so it's difficult to glean a comparison. I researched it before I bid and other stated that it was a good camera. I use it in my business ( construction) and It is making me money so far, so that's a good attribute. All in all, a first rate, easy to use camera.
Summary: Camera has battery that lasts long. Even though viewfinder doesn't exist and you have to use large LCD if you want to see what you are filming, battery lasts almost 2 hours.You can film blind and make it last even longer. Nightshot plus is not bad if what you are filming is not too far. There are couple of significant problems and one of them is that camera has big difficulties with focusing in the night even though objects are fairly lighted.
Summary: I bought this product shortly after my daughter's birth to capture her precious moments. It is lightweight, and easy to use. The handycam has some cool features and the online user guide is certainly user-friendly. I was able to easily burn a dvd and even create a dvd menu. The camera feature is useless. The photos come out terrible, and also very blurry, especially if the object is moving.
Summary: I purchased a Sony DCRSR40 in January 2007 to replace my previous camcorder, also a Sony DCRSR40. Do not fear, it didn't break, it was stolen out of my car! I have been phenomenally impressed with the quality, durability, and abilities of the little machine. Lightweight, sturdy, and dependable, this camera has become an instant point of envy at family outings, get-togethers, and any event where I see reason to film.
Summary: I love the small size and touch screen. It is very easy to use and only took me a few minutes to set up, charge, and I figured it out with minimal help from the instruction manual. It has good image stability for it's size. I bought it in a package deal...the camera was by far the best item in the package...other items were a little cheap. The pictures are ok, but I would use a digital camera for those if at all possible cause there is not a really good flash.
Summary: The camera is good. Had it 1 week now. Low light it works and produces fair results. Bright light is much better. Small and light weight. You must use the supplied docking station to transfer as ther is no USB port on camera . There is the DC in and TV out on camera (as well as the docking station...just no usb...why? ) 30GB hard drive is plenty...maybe too much. If you fill this up you are looking at 8 DVD's and hours of transfer.
Summary: I've been using the Sony Handycam for work and so far it's been working out pretty well. I'm not a manual reader and like things to work right out of the box. With a working knowledge of these new gadgets today, it was relatively easy to get it started. I'm able to export directly to my computer or create a dvd with only one touch of a button (although I haven't done this yet).