Summary: The unit is very compact , took a little getting used to. I've only shot about two hours worth of video but so far so good. Comes with a HDMI cable so you can plug right into a Flat screen. Very sharp picture , fills up entire frame on a digital TV. The other supplied cable is a USB which you plug into your computer and charges the camera and also transfers your videos. Dowloaded the "making memories" software from the SONY SITE. Works well.
Excerpt: Saw this Camcorder in a retail store then ordered it from B&H.<br />Been a long time customer with B&H. Just like always, it arrived on time, very well packaged and in great shape. Camcorder does everything I was expecting it would do.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Summary: We received this camcorder as a gift after our twins were born. It is extremely easy to use, and has a very nice photo button on top for taking still pictures. The quality of the video and still photos seems just fine to me. We've taken videos in sort of dim light, and it does end up taking sort of choppy, grainy video. But for the price, I expected as much.
Summary: I bought one for my son as a gift and I liked it so much I bought another for myself. I am a pro videographer and used to cameras with a lot of features. This lacks many features I am used to --like mic inputs, headphone jack, focus ring etc etc.....but it does have some nice built in features like stabilization , zoom mic and others. For quick and dirty shooting it is great. The image in full light is outstanding.
Summary: Works well for the price you pay. Works well in low-lighted areas. I love the zoom mic on it. Works better than expected. Small and very light. Battery lasts about 2 hours if you're recording.
Summary: This camcorder records great video for the price, however there are a few things that I do not like about it: The camcorder comes with built in internal memory. If I could do it over again I'd buy a camcorder without internal memory. The default setting is to record to the internal memory, and as far as I can tell you either have to download Sony's PlayMemories Home software to be able to get video / images off of the internal memory to a computer, or you have to go...
Summary: This is a fairly solid deal for the price. The construction and overall fit and finish of the device are decent quality. Setup and use are straightforward and easy to understand. The directional navigation joystick seems a little hokey to me, but that's probably just a personal opinion. I do like that changing and connecting via USB is so integrated to this device.
Summary: When you simply need a camera in a pinch and are willing to buy an affordable stand-in, this is your device. She is lightweight, maybe too lightweight, and about the size you'd expect. The cable is permattached to the side of the camera inline with the strap as to create a sense of "it's not obtrusive if it runs alongside a preexisting non removable annoyance." Options are a great strength here, I find it's versatility amazing really.