Excerpt: This is my 4th camera of this type and I have had excellent success with all of them. They retain their value. I use them hard and in the elements and then move them along and purchase a new one. I love that they can take pictures as they film, where the older models did either/or.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: It's a nice camera, good for all kind of production, both broadcast & open field coverage, but prefer in open field with a long range capture. But too high in price & 1 thing I don't know is that if it record on memory card.
Summary: I have two of theese cameras for professional broadcast show on cable tv. They are very lightweight so you can carry 2 in backpack with no problem. I suggest you to buy wide angle Sony conversion lenses because its a must, main when you need to shoot outdoors, interview people at parties etc.
A pretty nice Sony camcorder with beautiful HD picture
4 July 2012
Summary: I've owned this camera for over a year now. I haven't used it much but when I have it's a great camcorder with a beautiful HD picture for a decent price. I bought a longer life battery as a back-up since the one that comes with it tends to run out of juice rather quickly.