Summary: I got this camcorder on the first day they were available and had some time to use it. Mine use mostly is for kids, vacations, travel, hiking so I needed good quality camcorder that would recorder on the moments notice with out waisting time on setups.
Pros: Wide lens. Touchscreen easy to use. Viewfinder nice to have. Image stabilization top notch. Compact size and weight.
Cons: Lens cover mechanism. Image quality when played back on HDTV not as great as expected. Windcutter helped with wind noise reduction. Occasional infamous blue dot problem. Photos- eh. PMB software limitations. Could use lens hood accessory.
Summary: I read the reviews and agree with all of them regarding video quality, menu complexity etc. My concerns were the 10X zoom and ease of playback. I bought the camera to record gymnastics and orchestra events to play them back on the spot as feedback for my kids - hard to do with a cassette recorder.
Summary: first i bought this camera then i couldnt play the videos on my mac and i was very angry for 10days because i had been using my macbook for 25 day in my life:).that`s why i had trouble to play videos for 10 days but when i learned how to use iMOVIE i thought that it was a very big mistake that i...
Summary: Good camera but it is NOT 30 P. it is 60 I. It is not the same thing. its still interlaced but not as noticible. No manual level control for the audio. Can't take still photos while it's in Highest def. mode.
Step in the wrong direction for "Sony" camcoders line.
Tom Canny, Amazon
27 November 2010
Summary: Ever since Sony switched from famous Carl Zeiss® lens to own Sony G lens, serious problems started to appear: - Day light videos become significantly darker and less sharp ( clearly visuble on YouTube); - "Blue Dot" artifact as a focused lens flare ( well documented on YouTube); Reason for lens...
Summary: A lot of the reviews here are great, some more technical than others but all quite informative. I have had this camera about a month now and here are a couple things I'd like to mention as well.
Summary: This camera is easy to use and gives excellent results. Storage of 8hrs of HD video on internal memory is more than enough. It is also a very good still camera. I have been using video cameras since 1982 at home and this one has it all