Will NEVER Purchase from Eio through Amazon Again!!
Lindsey Kite, Amazon
27 May 2014
Summary: Let me start by explaining that this review is solely as a result of purchasing through such a terrible seller. I bought this camcorder from Eio, through Amazon. It is defective and will not even turn on. They did not uphold Amazon's return policy, so I tried to make the best of it thinking they had sent me the wrong battery or charging cord and maybe if I purchased new ones the camcorder would work.
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.
Summary: I have two issues with the camera that I do not see discussed anywhere else. (1) There is no built in timer displayed while shooting video. I have come to rely on this feature on every other camera I have owned. I need to be able to see recording time displayed as I shoot video. I am not sure why this wouldn't be a feature included on this camera? Maybe I just don't have something turned on that I should but I don't see it discussed in the manual.