Summary: No Mac software, I guess Sony just hates Apple. I just wish Apple made video cameras. You cannot simply transfer video files to the Mac, you must instead connect the camera and suck the video out using iMovie.
Summary: Did some prior research, had good reviews. Very happy with the camera feature as well as video. Microphone does pick up background noise as well as wind, but still quite pleased. It fits perfectly in my hand- light weight and portable.
Summary: I film HS football games with this camera. The battery needs to be upgraded, which isn't too expensive ($70), and then you have a nice battery and an emergency backup. It's a good camera. Don't expect anything crazy though...its under 1k.
Summary: After extensive research for months I decided on this one as this has the Exmor-R sensor from Sony which is pretty good n night light. Higher end version like cx 500-550 have a bigger sensor. I wanted to test this first and if I dont like it, i was planning to move up..
Pros: - Great night light photography - Steadycam mode works great - 16gb built in is great.. i was planning on buying a sd card but decided against - small form factor easy to use for any one - lots of options to tweak the outcome - Easy to use camera/camcorder simultaneously. - Smile detection mode i...
Cons: - All touchscreen display.. many might find it iffy - menu system leaves much to desire - options hidden deep inside (might need custom menus, havent used it yet) - No 24 fps mode.
Spectacular daylight videos but VERY POOR low light focussing
31 July 2010
Summary: Pros: Small size Flash available for photo snaps Good lens Sharp video in daylight 32Gb internal memory means you don't have to purchase additional SD memory Image stabilization is VERY good Gps tagging Cons: VERY POOR focussing in low light conditions.
Amazing camcorder. So far feel it's easier to handle than miniDV.
24 July 2010
Summary: Freaking impressive quality in low/inside, absolutely splendid outside. Quiet, incredibly small -- could fit in your pocket if you wanted. Fast turn on. Pluses over miniDV: no more buying tape.
Superb video quality, only let down by the stills.
A. Cippico, Amazon
31 August 2010
Summary: I was fortunate to get one of these quite cheaply from a friend who works at Sony, otherwise I'm not sure if I'd have gone for it, considering you pay over the odds for the Sony name (as far as I can tell).