Excerpt: Bought this camera in March I shoot primarily sports video for ABC/Fox affiliates regionally and have not had to use in night time settings until this past week. Had a major problem. In manual iris setting adjustments made when zoomed out did not hold when zooming back in on subjects. After nearly 2 hours and multiple calls to Sony I was told that is the way it is maufactured.
Summary: My buisness partner purchased this package for me as I needed a 2nd camera for my business. The camera is amazing. The package is crap. The camera bag is too small and doesn't fit the entire camera. The tripod is not of sound quality. The tripod is extremely light weight and would probably only work for a little digital camera. When I tried to adjust the knobs on the tripod, the knobs literally crumbled into my hands. This shouldn't happen..