Summary: If you want an easy to use camera just to do the basics, this one is great. It's lightweight, and the one touch DVD burn is a really nice feature. The image quality seems fine-no complaints so far!
Summary: Pros: very easy menu system lots of recording time small and light day light video quality no more tapes Cons: low light video quality software (I would like it to include better video editing software) There you have it, overall a very good camcorder except for low light conditions.
Summary: This camera is working out great for me. I love that I can play back movies instantly. The microphone works very well. Better then I expected in fact. I would agree that shooting in low light is not great, but it is adequate. It is also annoying that the image is shot in 16:9, but the LCD is 4:3.
Summary: I absolutly love my SR80. I can not imagine using anything but a harddrive based cam from now on. I took alot of video in short clips (surfing footage) and the fact that each shot is stored in a seperate file is priceless. It is so easy to review, sort, delete and transfer.
Summary: Just bought this camera from Circuit City about two weeks ago. The first camera I had to return the next day because the image on the LCD was stuck upside down. The camera powers up pretty fast and you can begin recording in just a couple seconds.
good camcorder if you are not serious about editing your video
25 October 2006
Summary: This camcorder does capture good video. But the main drawback is that it records in MPEG2 format (DVD quality). Initially its nice and easy to capture video and watch it on your computer by downloading the files using the USB 2.0 connection. It gives you instant gratification.
Summary: VIDEO/PIX QUALITY FROM SONY PRODUCT IS AMAZING!!!. ZOOM AT X12 IS GREAT! HUGE MEMORY! JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO MAKE A MOVIE THAT I CHERISH FOR A LONG TIME. EASY , FRIENDLY ACCESS ON THE TOUCH SCREEN PAD, SOUNDS IS GREAT WITH 2 CHANNEL AND OPTION OF 5.1 CHANNEL, IM IMPRESS!!!.
Summary: We bought this camcorder in 2006, it's perfect for us! The hard-drive can store many hours of video and the zoom is great! The 12x zoom is so good that the 1MP still shots can actually look somewhat impressive (but don't get rid of your digital still camera!
Summary: The camcorder is great. Good picture quality, easy to use, organizes your videos by date, easy to play back on TV, and remote makes it very convenient. Battery life is fairly good, but you may want a spare if you'll be recording for more than a couple hours at a time.
Summary: We recently took this camera on our trip to Yellowstone. Camera worked in temperatures of -30. We really love everything about it but you have to watch to make sure you turned it off. We have several incidents of camera recording car's seat. It has Excellent zoom ability.