Summary: This camcorder is pretty cool. I use it to make YouTube videos and it functions sufficiently for that purpose. The Nightshot feature is cool. There are a lot of complaints about Sony's format, AVCHD, but freemake opensource video converter is an easy fix.
Summary: Sony is the best when it comes to cameras with night shot. I tried a little bell & howell and what a waste of money that was. I should have put the money towards another on of these. Its HD is great and battery consumption is awesome when doing our paranormal investigations.
Sony HDR-CX12 - is the best Sony camcorder among the recent models
Tom Canny, Amazon
23 December 2010
Summary: I have tried many camcorders before choosing this one. The main advantage of HDR-CX12 is large 35mm Carl Zeiss® Vario-Sonnar® lens, that provides higher that average camcorders video performance.
Summary: It's a great camera. The only thing I'm still getting used to is the lack of a viewfinder. It's compact, lightweight, and records great quality footage, even with adverse conditions. i.e: Rain, Snow, Fog. Buy ONE
Summary: I had waited two weeks for this camera on Back order from Sony. Couldn't take it anymore and purchased from Amazon. VERY Quick delivery of ONE excellent product. I believe there is a newer version of this camera out now, but this one is ABSOLUTELY the perfect match for my small hands.
Summary: I've had this camera for a few months now after upgrading from a tape based Sony pistol-grip style camcorder. Aside from the wacky avchd codec that is not particularly standard, this is a nearly perfect fusion of form and function.
Summary: I bought this about two weeks ago and couldn't be happier. My first experience, I took it to my daughter's dance and took some outstanding HD videos. Playing it on my 50" HD plasma you can't believe your eyes. It is as you are watching a broadcast sports event.
Summary: I searced for about a month trying to find the right camera for recording my grandchildren, hikes, and family gatherings. I had a DVD type (Hitachi) and it lacked the reliability I wanted. This camera without tape, DVD's, or even hard disk sounded like what I needed.