Summary: This is the first video camera I've purchased, so can only compare it to others I've used in the past. That being said, I love the size and feel in my hand, the user-friendly interface, and the short USB charger/data cord that tucks neatly into the hand strap and allows me to not have to worry about carrying extra components wherever I go. I had read reviews prior to purchasing, so I wasn't surprised by any potential shortcomings.
Summary: Only desire is that it would have a viewfinder. Seeing the image via the SCD alone can be a challenge in the daylight. A viewfinder also provides an inherently more solid method of holding the camera for less shaking of the video.
Summary: The videos and images have good qualities both using camcorder with natural and artificial ligth. The inconvenience are that no have internal Hard disk. This product is ideal to use for birthdays and specials dates.
Summary: I have had my Sony HDRCX130 Handy Cam for some time now and I really like it. It takes great video in all lighting conditions. I took a lot of video during sporting events and many times under stadium lighting with favorable results. Very good zoom and easy to stablize. Small, compact fitting easily in a purse or jacket pocket. Easy to transfer to my video editing program.
Summary: We use this camera for work,so we use it pretty much every day from 3 to 6 hours,so we have 7 of them.It does work good for about 9 months,but of course I don't think it's designed to be used all the time,so yeah,it's pretty good
Summary: I was looking forward to making a few videos with a shotgun microphone I ordered, but since there is no audio input jack, I was let down. :/ But otherwise, I got it used for ONLY 200$, and it was a fantastic upgrade from my last camcorder.