Summary: I bought this camera almost 10 years ago and it's just now where I'm starting to think I might actually want to replace it. If that's not enough of a recommendation to begin with, I don't know what is. When I bought this one almost a decade ago, it was one of the few high definition cameras on the market. Making the decision to attempt shooting an independent film, I purchased this item and loved every second of using it.
Awesome Camera, Perfect HD video/sound and uses regular MiniDV tapes!
19 September 2014
Summary: AMAZING CAMERA!!! The HD picture blows me away. It takes amazing video and the integrated mic is very good at picking up sound and isn't muffled in any way. with this camera you can record HD quality right to MiniDV tapes and don't need expensive HDV tapes. this camera also has an input for a mic and an output to headphones to hear what exactly the mic is recording.
Summary: i wanted this camcorder for a while and since i had purchased a wireless mic that needed a hotshoe to work and the mic was compatible with the hc1 . plus i needed to get a hi-def camcorder . the camcorder was just like new and the price was right and i am glad i got it . excellent reviews and excellent camcorder .
Summary: love this easy to use camcorder wonderful night vision capabilities.... love use of mini cassette or smart stick. Will use for wonderful family activities, trips but also for evening ghost hunting investagations that our group does.
Perfect for anyone just getting started in video. Great value for the money
25 February 2012
Summary: Used it today for the first time. I was shooting a project that lasted 3 hours. Battery still hadn't died! Also, screen will let you know how many minutes of battery it has left. It has a mic jack and headphone jack so you can add an external mic and listen to your audio while you record. Picks up sound very easily so if you need to interview someone I'd suggest a lavier mic or shotgun mic as well.
Summary: Playing around with this camera has only enhanced my view of Sony's handycams. The video and features are brilliant and the aesthetics of the camera are second to none. However like Sony cameras I purchased over 4 years prior to this one's release it is very likely to have the condensation error (which if you look online you will see hundreds of posts about it but no permanent fixes) and broken flex cables.