Summary: I Got this handycam mainly to video my kids and to make short videos to post to YouTube. I chose this one instead of the next model up because I didn't need to have internal memory since I always use my memory card. So far I totally love it! It has EXCELLENT video quality and the zoom is amazing! I LOVE that it is SO Small and lightweight - perfect for travel!
Good camera for the price but buy extra batteries!
Kate A, Amazon
4 weeks ago
Summary: The picture quality is pretty good. I had a little trouble getting it to transfer to my Mac since the manual recommends using a Microsoft product for image download, but finally figured it out. My only complaint is the battery life. If you need to shoot continuously for more than an hour, be sure to purchase extra batteries AND a charger because you cannot charge and record at the same time.
Summary: You get what you pay for here. Hard to imagine you get anything more than this for less than $200. I was surprised it felt so cheap but the video quality is decent if your just looking for something to capture family events. Stability mode is pretty shaky still with the zoom but I suspect that has to do more with the operator. Bare bones, easy to use, decent video quality.
Summary: This is my second camcorder and has some pro's and con's compared with the other one of a different brand. But all in all a really good camera in normal house lighting and very easy to use and a good value for the money. The only reason I would not buy another is for more features.
Summary: The header sounds weird I know, but I shoot Youtube vids in the wilderness on backpacking/camping/hiking trips where I do some product reviews. I wanted decent quality and light weight and that's what I got - and that's about it. If you're a video file, don't buy this. The video quality is noisy in all by the best light and AF can be a nightmare in certain situations.
Summary: I just received this camera today, and I'm really loving it. Sony pioneered digital video, and have continued to advance the technology. So far I have only played with the features while the battery charges, so I will edit this review once I have been able to really use it. However, I wish to make some preliminary observations. First, let me just say I purchased this as a B-camera, to capture a second angle while filming.