Summary: I got this camcorder because I needed an upgrade from my last one and I'm satisfied with the results! Good battery life, touch screen and even night vision! The only downsides I've seen with my camera is that it loses focus every now and then, but it has a manual focus dial if you want to reset it...
Summary: Good video in HD or SD. Also, has nice still picture quality. I wish it had a headphone jack and a video line in, but I guess you can't have it all for $750.00. Video quality is not the best in low light, but I have seen video cameras that are much worse.
Summary: I'm still in the usage learning process. So far I'm disappointed that there is no software for Mac Pro, only windows. Why wouldn't Sony supply software for both, do they have a dislike for Apple?. Their file types are proprietary and requires a convertor to process.
Summary: I have owned this camera for a few weeks now, so I do not yet claim to be an expert in everything it can and cannot do. But in general, this appears to be a good video camera if you want to upgrade to an HD-quality video camera and also be able to take good quality stills in one small unit.
Summary: First, I absolutely LOVE this camera. The image stabilization, the optics, and the controls combine for a wonderful experience that creates simply gorgeous video. My son's Pee-Wee football games look like ESPN HD! The photos were just ok. Oh, it can even fit in a roomy pocket--about like a soda can.
Summary: Just had it for a few weeks, and it is my first camcorder, so nothing to compare against. It delivers what promises. Good image quality for video, and the smile shooter is great! The software is on the down side: With a dual core HP laptop 1 gb ram and vista it took me about 2 hr to create a SD DVD...
Addictive but be aware of the work you will create using the clips!
18 September 2008
Summary: This isn't a review of the features and performance of the camera. I am not an expert at comparing it to others. This is a review of what you can do with the files that you create. I got this camera and the 16gb memory duo card. So far so good.
Summary: Five months ago, I took the leap and bought a Sony HDR-CX7. I had been using the Sony HDR-HC1 HDV camcorder, but as my boxes of DV tapes grew, I thought going tapeless would solve two problems: 1) tapes degrade and take space, while a flash memory card could be backed up easy to DVD-Rs.
Summary: This HDR-CX12 is an update on the CX7 model which also took beautiful pictures but had several operational deficiencies. The CX12 remedies one of the big ones -- it has a sleep mode so you can protect the lens between shots.