It works well for recording something like a track race
D. Weida, Amazon
22 December 2014
Summary: It works well when you have a steady hand, but it falls out of focus if you're moving much. It works well for recording something like a track race, but not so well if you are in motion when recording.
Summary: UPDATED NEXT DAY: In all fairness, I did a substantial test of this camera before I put it aside for a while. The only time you really notice the "fishbowl effect" is when you are filming something and straight lines are at the top, bottom or sides of the central theme of the video; like a piano or...
Summary: Pros: easy to use, got it at Best Buy on black friday for $130, image quality ok. Cons:The photos look bad, did not come with a case for storage. Did not come with a USB wall charger, no light for night recording.
Summary: This camera is ok for the price. It is very light weight which is an advantage for someone who plans on taking it everywhere. Ergonomically it is great. Fits perfect in the hand buttons are all positive and smooth the camera is relatively small and can fit in a large front pocket but a cargo pocket...
Summary: After using this camcorder for a few months, I would rate it as simply fair. Pros: It is easily portable, fitting into my front pocket often. It's light and after using it for a bit is easy to learn to keep stable. The picture quality is good in decent lighting conditions.
Summary: I was unaware that this camera records all video files in VCHD .MTS files where you'd need to BUY A SEPARATE PROGRAM FROM SONY, to CONVERT files into your standard MPEG or what not. This is extremely STUPID and wastes MORE $ AND TIME.
Summary: Works as advertised is the best I can say. Controls are all software - no built in camera functions besides minimal 30x optical zoom. That means it was cheap to make; a lens, shell, and some IC chips. So, for $200 it's not so much.