Summary: Excellent camcorder. Small, light and the picture quality is better than I had hoped for. On my 50" tv, the pq is every bit as good as my bluray player. This model is a couple of years old, but I got it less than half the price of what it cost new. I didn't want to spend $1000, spent less than $500 and it looks like new. I am very happy with it.
Summary: Love the palm sized dimensions, lens is in my opinion one of the best on the market. Great nightshot and fast zoom. Manual dial for setting focus, or WB or other function is really handy and adds some pro functions to this consumer model. Being an all memory card camera, great battery life as there's no moving parts, it's great for sports with no fear of data corruption as memory cards have come down in price.
Summary: This camera is a bit pricier compared to other Sony models, but has it's advantages. The larger sensor does very well in low lighting situations. It has nightshot, plus the accessory shoe at the top for external lighting, etc. You can take photos while simultaneously recording HD video which is nice. It has 5.1 surround sound microphone and a nice zoom.
Summary: I like the Sony Handycam HDR-CX12.This is one of the camcorders with more demand in the market today with high profile feedbacks from consumers Camcorder take photos up to 10 mega pixels, it is very easy to carry, is very lightweight is one of the best Sony Camcorders today!