Summary: As far as I am concerned, no matter how great the camera is, if you can't transfer files easily - it's worthless. The built-in software is not supported by MAC, so it gives you a URL for a work around. I visited the website and found the Home page was written in Japanese.
Summary: The controls are accessed through an on screen menu. The menu is VERY long and difficult to use. I spent much of an afternoon simply trying to delete some photos and short movie clips. I had to start at the beginning and work through the menus for each one even though I clicked on delete multiple.
save your money for a better camera, this ones not a good deal.
5 February 2013
Summary: about 3 or 4 years ago i purchased a jvc camcorder for about the same price, a pretty decent camara but didnt have stabilizer. the sony handy cam about the same price, size,quality and had stabilizer, but the girl in the store said it would only use sonys memory card so i bought the jvc.
Summary: Please, please listen to me: Do not buy this camcorder. The image and HD video quality is absolutely horrible from what I would expect from Sony or any modern camcorder for that matter. I make no exaggeration, the image quality resembles what you would get from a webcam.
Summary: At first I thought this was an outstanding deal. The picture was excellent, night and day with my 6 year old Standard Definition Sony model. Then, I took a listen to the sound and heard a distinct whirring noise through every clip.
Had it 2 months, and then it wouldn't recognize the removable media
David Schwind "lieutenantdave", Amazon
4 May 2012
Summary: I'm not going to go into the technical details of the camera in my review, as they've been fairly well covered so far in previous reviews. I actually really liked the camera and was going to give it 5 stars. We've used it about four times in two months of owning it and it's worked great. HOWEVER...
Summary: This is not a full HD camera the quality inside is poor even in good light. Outside in sunlight is fair but it can not cope well with movement at all . Purchased to film my grandchildren they move alot ! This item was returned.
Summary: This camera got some good reviews but my experince was somewhat different. The camera looks great and the small screen is really good. It's not touch screen that that doesn;t matter a bit. However, still picture quality was awfull. With 5.3Mbits I was expecting something better than my cheap phone.
Summary: this was to be my 3rd Sony camcoder, but after a brief test, I returned it because I was so unhappy with it. I thought 'HD' means that it has 1080 x 1920 pixels = 2M, but apparently it only has 1.3M effective pixels, which are extrapolated electronically to HD ... a bit of cutting corners!