Excerpt: I got this for my Mom who lives in Europe, is an avid traveler and needed an easy camcorder to use. This one fit the bill and should do great. It is tiny, very lightweight, and the picture quality is excellent for the size. The wide angle zeiss lens is a great plus. Most of those little camcorders have lenses that simply are not wide enough. The best feature is by far the image stabilizer.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Summary: I chose this model as my previous camcorder was a sony and I wanted an upgrade which was not too expensive and compatable with my other gismo's. Not disappointed. Very easy to record but the button for menu etc is frustrating. It is so small its hard to get it to go where you want. Think you will need a stylus or something to be accurate. My previous one had a touch screen which was much better and easier to navigate around the menu.
Summary: I had previously owned a Panasonic MiniDV (Tape) Camcorder which I had used for many years. However, I decided to update, but I was uncertain how good the quality of the pictures and video would be. I need not have worried as the results are excellent, but I have not fully tested its capabilities yet. The Instructions are clear and concise, and I am certain I will be able to use this for many years to come. I would certainly recommend this.
Summary: After reading many reviews, as I needed to upgrade from mini DV to HD, this was one the one I picked, and glad I did. It is a fantastic piece of equipment. The quality is second to none, I run it via HDMI through the TV and going from mini DV tape quality to HD is incredible. The quality when used in poor light is also brilliant, I have perhaps been so used to tape quality, and I am still in honeymoon period, but for the price, I would certainly recommend this to anyone.
Summary: There are several good reviews of the product already here and I certainly endorse the comments already made. I would just repeat a couple though as I have been using this product for some months. A second battery is a must - don't get caught out filming the family having a great time while on holiday on the other side of the planet and your camcorder just died!
Summary: I'ts the best camera I've ever owned, the HD quality is superb, it's larger filesizes on the computer but that's not issue. The zoom is superb, it hasn't missed a beat and I've used it quite alot. I bought more battries for it (3rd party ones, not offical Sony ones) as they were much cheaper, and they work perfectly.
Summary: This is my number one best camcorder I ever had. Very high quality at cheapest price. Small size, easy to hold, built-in USB that I will not need to bring my USB to anywhere. Very light. But this camcorder is not enabling for live streaming. Recommend to everyone to get this if they're looking for the low budget.