Summary: Not only is this a great 3D camcorder, but a great 2D as well. The camcorder will film in 2D at 24fps or at 60fps in progressive mode, or in 3D at 60 interlaced. Don't let the interlaced sour you - it looks fantastic. Just like every Sony camera I have ever seen, this performs well in all sorts of lighting conditions - even low light. The 3D looks better than many Hollywood films - probably because this is actually shooting with two lenses.
Summary: Pretty cool little device, haven't gotten to put it through it's paces yet, but did take it through the Carlsbad Caverns Wednesday... Performed pretty well in low light conditions, took it to a car show a couple weeks ago with good results. Now to learn Sony Vegas in order to edit & burn to Blu-Ray.
Summary: I looked at buying this camera from Amazon a couple times but just couldn't ever bring myself to pay the 1000+ bucks it was going for here. I was walking through Best Buy a couple weeks ago and saw they were clearing them out (I assume to make way for the new TD-20 models) at 50% off. I thought about it for a week and then went back in and grabbed one of the last ones they had. It is well worth the price at that lower price point.
Summary: Before to buy this one, I checked around the offer of the 3d camcorder market, Panasonic, JVC, Fuji and Sony, guess what, I bought this sony and is incredible machine, easy to use, ergonomic (even at first saw does not appear because of their shape), great quality, long last battery, the image in the LCD is great 3d without glasses, works great in low light conditions, simply fantastic!
Summary: Drove to New york and picked mine up at BHPhoto (must visit!!!) just before end of 2011. Yes, some of us go a little over... but it was $250 less than what Amazon was showing in it's cart. I even had professional assistance with the plenty of knowledgeable staff available (no lines, couple staff actually helped out), who also showed me other options (warranty), accessories (stands, bags, etc), considerations (3D LCDs) (did i mention all this [and much more] was...
3d is Great but Getting to a blu-ray is Frustrating
Mark D. Miller, Amazon
3 January 2012
Summary: Updated Below: Bottom line up front (BLUF): Great 3D - looks as good or better than commercial movies. Low Light seems better than any home Cam I have had over the last 20 years. Battery life very good, Storage great - over 5 hours of 3d plus I added a 32 gig SD card - should cover a long vacation. If you want quality 3d from the camera you won't be disappointed. Make note however it is a big looking camera compared to the mini HD only form factors. The not so good.
Yes you can make 3D Blu-Rays now without any additional expense.
Shane Bushman, Amazon
11 December 2011
Summary: Simply put 3D has always been really cool but somewhat gimmicky to me. After seeing this camera in the Sony store I knew i had to have it. 3D aside, this little thing takes the best HD video I have seen yet. It is colorful, super sharp, full of depth and great in low light. It can do 24p mode for student and hobby filmmakers and it can do 30 and 60p for traditionalists. On its' 2D quality alone it's worth a look. Enter 3D. Wow!