Horrible resolution stills, very slow PMB software
The Engineer Critic, Amazon
12 November 2011
Summary: Negatives: * The still photos are very low/poor resolution. Sony calls them 3.3MP but the CCD is only 1.6MP. Looks worse than some shots I've taken with an old cell-phone. * 1920x1080 video is extrapolated from a 1.6MP CCD, resulting in some loss of video quality compared to true-HD camcorders.
Summary: This camcorder produces a great picture but it's image stabilizer isn't very good. The thing I record the most is the sailing my wife and I do. I mount the camcorder on a horizon leveling camera mount made for boating. I have used this Handycam to record the last 2 times we sailed.