Summary: I sold digital cameras and camcorders in the early 2000's and I've always considered Sony to be one of the top makers of consumer grade equipment and I still do. Just don't expect good photos because they're not.
Pros: Camera is crazy light; it weighs almost nothing. I love the built-in usb and provided HDMI cable. Menu is intuitive and screen is bright. Built in lens cover and good zoom. As typical, Sony's focus is quick and works at 0 distance (meaning you can focus perfectly on tiny bugs on the ground or in ...
Cons: It's disappointing that they didn't have nightshot on these like their old camcorders, but cest la vie. What I was far more upset about is the surprisingly low picture quality. I never expected much of old camcorders, but this one is HDR. I would have thought that maybe they finally made one that...
Summary: Very good handycam for point and shoot users. HD video is amazing on my 42" TV. Photos are not of good quality but that I am ok with that since I own a camera for that. Highly recommended! I got it for a good deal at amazon.
Summary: I did quite a bit of research on camcorders before purchasing. I looked at all the different Sony models as well as some other brands, but sony seemed to be the leader when it came to consumer level HD camcorders. And they have quite a bit of models.
Summary: Considering this cost me less than $200, I think it's a great camera. I positioned it about 15 feet away from my subject in a box of a room with horrible acoustics and the audio turned out fine, even though it doesn't have an external mic mount.
This is a really good camera. Great value I love it!!!!!
14 May 2012
Summary: If you are looking for a terrific camera for uploading to the internet or watching on a computer, this is perfect. The volume, picture, zoom and lighting is perfect. Couldn't have asked for a better camera .