3 part review. Cust Service, Quality and a great HINT!
12 April 2012
Summary: I tried to max my available $$$ by purchasing this camcorder from Amazons Warehouse Deals. It was rated 'like new' and was about $318.00. It was still covered by Sony, and Amazon had a 30 day return policy. When the product arrived, the box was a bit gnarly...
Summary: Very nice HD quality video with great color balance and color saturation. Clear and steady picture while in motion and when zoomed in. Audio recorder works great too. Easy settings, nicely places buttons, good sturdy material and very smooth to operate.
Summary: When I wanted to put my client's "stories" up on YouTube I first borrowed a Cannon Vixia and wireless lav mic from a friend. It was OK but it had a lot of quirky things going on with it, like(for me) hard to manage touch-screen controls and a really crappy camera-computer interface.
Summary: This was a used item and it came looking like new. Takes very good quality vids. Controls are not that intutive but if you read the manual you will have no issues. I needed to purchase a larger memory card and additional batteries. Compact and has good noise reduction technology.
Summary: I love this little camera it does a fantastic job. I only wish that Sony would include night vision on it like they used to. I do like many of the features on it however I am not a big fan of not being able to import my video clips on my computer in my editing program without having them broken up...
Summary: Yeah it could use a better stability platform. But the HD video is awesome. Don't use the Photo because the quality just won't be there. Cameras are for taking pictures, Video cameras are for video. Instead capture a photo from the Video you just took.
Summary: I have had my CX160 since March and I have mixed results. Outdoors the quality is very good in direct sunlight. The zoom is very very good as well with the digital zoom going to impressive levels.
Summary: Good camera for the price. I shoot indoors all the time and always add extra lighting. The quality is very good. I am use to using a camera with a large built in hardrive so I bought extra SD cards before I plan shooting all day.