Summary: Camera takes nice video, just be aware that the Sony 'PMB' Picture Motion Browser software is only available for PC. The camera takes great HD video, but only in AVCHD format, which has to be converted with external tools before use on a Mac. Pros: Easy to use.
Summary: Edit software is poor with little options. Had it for one year and internal sensor went bad and repair was expensive. Still pictures with the 3.1 m/p is very poor. It's ok for a cheap camera but could use more options.
Read the fine print ... don't use in humidity or bright sun
8 May 2012
Summary: We had our nice little Sony HandyCam HDR-CX150 for a whole year (10 hours of video) before taking it to our daughters pool party at a local indoor pool. After that the unit wouldn't focus and flashes an error in the LCD display. On-line with their Tech Support we find that this is a common failure.
There is a problem with the camera is anyone else experiencing it?
Richard C. Clark "richardcclark", Amazon
18 March 2012
Summary: HDRCX-150 - awesome camera but only able to shoot about 2 1/2 minutes of video before something internally (heats up?) shuts the camera down saying memory format error and the camera reboots. This is both with the internal storage and with an SD card. Other than that I would give it 5 stars.
Summary: I am on my 3rd Sony camcorder. The first was a Hi-8mm camera that lasted more than 8 years with no issues. The second was a precursor to this Sony HD and lasted less than 3 years. The video display became all scrambled and though it still took good videos, I could not see what I was shooting.
Summary: I liked this camera and was very hopeful to use it as my main camcorder, but could never play the video on my computers (Windows 7 64 bit OS). It played perfectly on the camera, but once downloaded to my computers the video was very jerky and the audio stuttered.
Do not record to the end of SDHC memory, it will get destroyed.
Frank Skomial "fskomial", Amazon
2 April 2010
Summary: I am nicely surprised by the quality of video in less than perfect lighting condition. For comparison, I also use JVC Everio X that has 1/2.3" size sensor, that is much larger surface than the 1/4" size of CX150, and costs nearly twice.