Summary: I love this camera, bought my original one probably 5 or 6 years ago and it still works great. Bought this one (for almost half the price of the first one) to do some multi camera projects and wanted to use the identical camera. So far so good.
Summary: The camcorder served a great purpose! I still have not used the mini HDMI cable to view the recordings that I have made! But the recordings definitely captured important events in our lives. Transaction with dealer was awesome! Amazingly quick responses!
Sony HDR-CX12 is the best Sony camcorder among the recent models
Tom Canny "Market Analyst", Amazon
23 December 2010
Summary: I have tried many camcorders before choosing this one. The main advantage of HDR-CX12 is large 35mm Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® lens, that provides higher that average camcorders video performance.
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.
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.
Summary: I'm sure you read the reviews so I don't have to tell you the camera is good. What you don't know is that you need is a memory card reader(if not built in PC) so you don't have to use up the camera battery when you plug it into your computer.
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.
Summary: excellent camera. very small and light. many features. manual focus is extremely useful in low light conditions. good picture quality. quality reduced at lower light levels, but so do other consumer grade cameras. get a longer life battery.