Summary: Excellent Video/Photo quality. The best Handycam I ever owned from Sony. There are two disadvantages for this camcorder. It only accepts memory stick duo pro and it does not have the view finder.
Summary: I purchased this camera about a month ago through amazon from J & R out of new york. I love the camera but would not purchase from J&R again. The camera does not come in the sony packaging protected by foam or anything. When the package was shipped by J & R in the shipping box they did not add any protective foam and I recieved the pacage thrahed.
Summary: All I can say is, "WOW"!! After using a standard definition camcorder, this is light years ahead. The low light videos are perfectly exposed and display natural colors. The picture quality is incredible, and the features are second to none. Still photos, at 12 megapixels are close in quality to my $1600 Nikon D90 camera. I LOVE IT!!
Summary: Well, this is my first camcorder so I cannot say that I am much experienced with camcorder. However, I am very satisfied with this camcorder. There are several points that I want to write down. First off with the pro: 1. Being a photography type of guy, I am very picky with picture white balance, especially indoor pictures. The pictures should show as close to the real envirenment as possible.
Summary: Bought this about a month ago after my HDR-HC3 crapped out (the dreaded tape eject malfunction) and I can say that this is a very good camera. You can read postings on: [...] many of the people posted their experience on this camera, and everyone is happy.
Summary: This is really an upgrade for me on my previous camcorder the CX7. Great Shake sensor, this is really important coz when you are campturing a HD footage it makes you dizzy when your moving alot. Low light conditions improved compared with CX7.
Pros: Low light, ease of use, Excellent shake sensor for walking during use, cant do that on CX7. The low light is good less grain in low light conditions but still there but again its better than CX7.. Amazing HD quality video, still cant see the diffrence with CX7. Great Cam...
Cons: no mic input, no mini HDMI cable provided, Still have little grain on video in low light. Gets hot in long use not like my CX7 cant feel anything.
Summary: I wanted a small HD camera for both video and stills - This camera gave me all that and more. The HD video is excellent and in low light there is little to no grain. The 12 mega pixel stills are also excellent and comparable to any sony cybershot. I love the size and ease of use. If you are after a HD camera and an all in one with a decent still then this is the one. Click on Order.
Summary: I've owned this camera for a month now. Absolutely love it. Pros: * Excellent HD film under low-light conditions * Turns on instantly * Has night-vision * Easy to operate * Takes high res pics as you film * Smile detection technology automatically takes a pic when all people in frame are smiling * Small, nice fit, weighs next to nothing Cons: * The LCD is touch-sensitive and used for the menu to operate camera.