Summary: The dang thing overexposes outside on a sunny day something fierce unless I set it to manual exposure. Using it that way is hardly any use if the lighting keeps changing from shadowy areas back to lighted areas. It does capture a very sharp image, though. The proprietary software one has to use to load the video to a computer is a bloated pain in the what-ever-you-call-it. I wouldn't buy this camera again if I had a choice.
Summary: I bought this camera to replace an old DCR-DVD403 that worked well, but could only record a half-hour before I needed to switch discs. I bought this camera and a 32G card. I charged it up overnight, then took it to my daughter's piano recital. I was crushed when the battery died after barely 45 minutes. I'll probably wind up returning it, as the whole point was to be able to record my daughter's school events, almost all of which last longer than 45 minutes.
Summary: Length:: 0:10 Mins I planned on using the camera primarily indoors at a roller skating rink. The still pictures under normal florescent lighting are so noisy as to be almost unusable. A lot of the other reviews mentioned the poor low light performance, but I didn't believe it could be so bad. I take much better pictures indoors with the camera built into my Asus tablet.
Summary: I bought this camera as a birthday gift and ordered the supposedly required VMC-UAM2 cable direct from Sony. I was surprised to see upon the opening of the packaging that the "required" $20 cable was merely a micro usb cable, commonly used to charge/sync smartphones of which i already have plenty. The Sony cable even had the usb logo imprinted on the micro-usb side, and I have confirmed that a standard 3rd party micro usb cable does work in place of the Sony cable.
Summary: Prezzo contenuto, certo...purtroppo un filmato fatto in casa con luce artificiale risulta pressochè inguardabile (almeno su un tv full HD. Meglio il mio vecchio mini-DV (con nemmeno 1 mpx di risoluzione). Certamente per questo prezzo non si può pretendere una qualità professionale, ma da Sony mi aspettavo qualcosa di più...