Good but lens has visible chromatic aberration at high zoom
Amazoner Stallion "Mikey", Amazon
28 November 2013
Summary: Very good camcorder. Fast, light and of course using FLASH instead of tape is wonderful. My only complaint is Sony having switched away from Carl Zeiss lenses to their own "Lens G" technology. The lens is not as good and shows noticeable chromatic aberration at high zoom.
Summary: I love everything about this camera. The video quality is amazing, even in low light conditions. [...] It's got great slow motion quality, good sound, and I like all of the features. My one concern is the lens cover mechanism is really delicate.
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.
Summary: Camera is a good choice for video students--It allows them to start learning video techniques and also allows them some manual overrides to make & study various adjustments to the shooting process. I definitely recommend it for beginning video students. The SD mode renders very nice footage as well.
Summary: Pros: - Image Stabilization - Wide angle lens - Pretty good in low light - Color saturation - Touch screen Cons: - Image not quite as sharp as I would like - Autofocus can be a little slow to react when walking indoors with the camera - You can't set the zoom speed to a constant.
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.
Summary: This has been a very interesting process. I finally decided to get a camcorder after a couple of years of research and a couple of projects working overseas with pros. Those guys were getting amazing results using older consumer cameras- thought I'd get into it.
Summary: The Sony CX550V 64GB camcorder has a compact form factor and good build quality. The EVF could be bigger with a rubber eyeguard to shield off ambient light. The LCD does not work well in bright sunlight. However, there are two shortcomings that require a customer workaround. 1.
Summary: The camera works great. The only time I saw the blue dot is when I was shooting into the sun. Not a problem for me. I wish there was a slighly larger viewfnder for outdoor shooting. The LCD touch screen has great detail and the menus are easy to use.
One of the best camcorders on the market today-great wide angle!
William M. Gibson, Amazon
10 August 2010
Summary: I had a Canon HFS200. I returned it. Great overal camcorder, but one deal killer. No wide angle lens. I was constantly backing up, and telling my kids to back up, so I could get them in the frame, and I still missed a bunch of shots.