Summary: My husband and I enjoy new technology and we purchased this camera two years ago when it was fairly new to the market. It was the worst purchase we have ever made. We were enticed by the "one touch burn" and fast transfer promises for backing up on our computer. We lost the software to the camera a few weeks after we purchased it- and we had not loaded it on our computer. Sony nor Pixella will replace the software. You can purchase it for $65.
Summary: I researched and purchased the DCR-SR80 60GB Handycam for use in the classroom. After unpacking and testing the handycam I find that a special $100 driver needs to be purchased in addition to make it work with Mac systems. I was so annoyed that I returned the handycam and will avoid Sony products from now on. Most art schools and universities use Mac systems in thier art departments, so Sony has not thought this incompatibility out very well.