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.