Summary: I bought this in the summer of 2012 and still use it. I'm not sure why it takes still pictures because at night or low light, they are worthless. It's easy to use and takes great video. My only complaint would be the location of the on/off button. I'm not liking that too much. Some people complain about the menu but I could care less. I'm more concerned with the video quality and it does what I was looking for.
Summary: This review is for Sony hdr-cx260v I do filming of productions and use several cameras to record the events-this little beast is my backup unit, as it has the worst picture quality of the cameras I use. In 60i, the picture is grainy compared to my Sony hdr-cx560's and Canon g20's. I do love the small size, and use it for interviews and behind the scene stealth work; fits into my pockets easily.
Summary: This is the first digital video camera I've owned. It's compact, very user friendly, and takes high quality video. I really like being able to use an SD card. It makes unlimited filming possible. There are still a lot of features I haven't had the chance to use. It's a lot of camera in a little package.
Summary: I'll start off by saying that everything which is said about the product in the description is true, but it is important to know things that the description does not mention. I had a Sony camera before, bought in ~2003 and I must admit that the quality of the last camera was much better in many or almost all aspects, except the video quality, which is the reason why I bought this one (+ to avoid buying Hi8 tapes).
Summary: I got this camera for a very good price on Amazon . I will say I was impressed by the " night function " and the camera's ability to get very clear video in low light conditions. Being an investigator it was something that was very important to me. I was very pleased. Good job by Amazon Prime getting me the unit fast and secure.
Summary: I am a videographer for a local High School field hockey program and needed a new camcorder. I primarily purchase Sony because I use the Sony remote tripod. Wasn't sure about switching to SD card format for recording but it has worked out wonderfully. I have 2 Sony camcorders. One is my backup. No complaints here. This camcorder seems to do very well in lit stadiums, a problem I had with my last camcorder.
Summary: I know nothing about audio and video equipment. That being said, I love this camera because an extreme novice like myself can pick it up and use it with ease and get great video from it. So glad we picked this up before the birth of our first daughter.
Summary: I hate to review gadgetry before I have had a chance to really put it through its paces so I waited five months. I can say that I am 90% satisfied with this unit. I paired it with a 6-hour battery (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0087HSDG6/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_90) and have had no trouble with it reading a third-party device correctly. I also use it with a 32GB class 10 SD card, and recording and picture taking are snappy. I only have two problems with it: 1.
Summary: I do lots of basketball recording & wanted to have a couple of cameras, so that if games were going on at the same time, we could make sure and get coverage of both. I've had lots of different video recorders & have had good luck with Sony so went with this. Pro: The SD card makes it easy to record lots of video & with the extended battery I can typically record 8 hrs of video with no issue. Con: the unit is a bit 'flimsy' so worried about how well it will hold up.
Summary: The cam takes good pictures. However, there is an annoying squeaking that exists and it is transmitted to every video. If you are trying to capture a quiet moment - forget it. Squeak, squeak, squeak. We contacted Sony, sent the camera back, and they returned it. It works the same as it did before we sent it. Squeak, squeak, squeak - you get the idea. Years ago I had Sony tvs, recorders, and video cams and was pleased with them. Then, quality started to deteriorate.