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.
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.
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 .
Summary: Really like the camera. Just a little hard to download. My brother-in-law bought one after using mine. But he got the download kit from Sony for recording the videos(about $200). That was money well spent. Does Ok on pictures, great on video recording.
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.
Great little Camera - with two small things I have issues with
P. Edinger, Amazon
11 December 2006
Summary: I bought this for my wife who teaches music and occasionally needs a camcorder to record the musical events. I filmed in low light from the back of the room with only spotlights on the cast of the musical and both my wife and I were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the output.
Summary: The cam is good. Solves the purposee of easily making movies and buring DVD's. This is my first cam and like it. Love the touch screen menus, Dolby sound and zoom. Very compact and comes with a 'ok' software for editing. I have used the cam for three trips till now and haven't faced any problem.
Summary: I bought this camera not expecting much because it is the lowest camera in sony's hard drive camera line. I love the zoom and the picture quality outside. Inside the quality of the picture is really grainy in low light conditions.