Summary: Don't think this was Sonys' fault. They have great products, but this camera was broken on arrival-auto focus didn't work. Also, and most annoying, it was clear that the box had been opened and tampered with prior to shipping. This one is on Amazon. Return was a hassle, won't use Amazon again.
Summary: I bought this hanycam a week ago and it sucks! When you take pictures with a tripod it looks blurrier than my antique canon i bought 2 decades ago. And also the flip screen with constance use it will no longer be able to keep in the same place, very annoying when your filming and moving at the same time. Please contact me if you know how to get a refund!!!
Summary: I was prepared to order one when a friend bought one and I had a chance to try it out. What is wrong with Sony (and Panasonic and others)? There is no viewfinder and trying to shoot in bright overhead sunlight using that LCD screen is lousy. Obviously these viewfinder-less cameras are not aimed at anyone serious about video work.