Summary: This is a great camera for anyone... novice and indie films. Captures excellent images. Wish the lens were a bit more wide angle for interior shots but the light levels can be almost non existent and the images are still very good. I also work with a mac and it interfaces ... no problem. Will look into a 37mm mount wide angle lens to make it perfect.
Summary: I use these cameras along with a digital audio recorder to record children’s performances and some horse competitions. Colors are very consistent between cameras and they work very well in low light stage performances. I use Sony Vegas Pro to edit and PluralEyes to sync camera video and the audio recording.
Summary: Although this is my 2nd HDR-CX500, my first one lasted only 3 years. But I did use the heck out of it. When I inquired to SONY for repairs they were not helpful. This particular camera beats all.....best HD, best sound, ease. Only hoping it will last more than 3 years. Thanks UPBEAT electronics for a great sale!
Summary: Very good camera for family and even hobbyist. Great quality video in a day,outside,inside and very dark room in just auto settings.Easy to operate, lite to hold,sturdy. Everything works good. Sony service is good. U can buy extended warranty later and they will take care of u if something happens. Iwill strongly recommend to buy as a top one camera to have.Buy ONLY SONY video camera!
video is OK but I took vacation videos in HD-SP only to find out they were unreadable in Final Cut Pro and iMovie
M. Oksner, Amazon
30 December 2012
Summary: There is no warning from either Sony or Apple, although Apple did not print the manual for the camcorder, that reveals clips taken in Sony's HD-SP 1920x1080p 60i codex is not recognized by the movie apps on a Mac. Several visits to forums and Sony support were frustrating. I was finally directed to Wandershare Video Converter Ultimate which will convert the Sony .MTS files to .MOV Quicktime files readable on by Final Cut Pro and iMovie.
Awesome! Light weight. great battery time and pics. easy to use. GREAT!
4 October 2011
Summary: this is the best vid cam i ever bought. well worth the $$$. its lightweight compared to my nikon d5000, takes beautiful pics and vids. i can vid for hours with this vid cam. its small enuf to fit in my purse. i bought it because of its rave reviews and watching upload reviews on Utube on it. i can zoom in on the moon and get great details of it and adjust it all manually as well. its awesome!
Summary: This camera is phenomenal. I can't stress how great it is once you get to use it. The pictures and videos online look great but they pale in comparison to the actual performance of the camera. You won't believe the quality of the low light images. I know the price tag is pretty big but I don't plan on having to replace this camera for a long time, and that was a big part of my product decision. You just can't go wrong with this camera.