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. The quality of the photos is not as good as a 35mm camera would be. That would be my only complaint.
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. I use mine FX-7s with led lighting at the "hot shoes" with very nice results. The best is that almost all leds are dimeabale, so you can get the right lighting.
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. I also bought a fisheye lense and shotgun mic after buying it (I shoot bands and the mic that comes with camera doesn't do well when recording live music).
Excerpt: I bought this camera for my church and use it for live streaming via Ustream this camera was perfect for that is really simple to use if you have used any sony video camera before, is really intuitive, I really like the controls for the zoom and the focus it gives you a really good control on that, the camera has 3 kind of zoom the big switch for fast zooming a little switch that can be configured for fast or slow zooming and the one in the lens that can be used for...
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance