Summary: The Sony HDR-HC3 worked well. However the great drawback of Sony camcorders is shown in my recent experience with my HDR-HC3 which I purchased here on Amazon. We went as a family on a cross-country trip this past summer, filming hours worth of video. When we finally arrived home I plugged my camera into the DV port of my computer. In the past I have had no problem uploading video and making DVDs of family adventures, using our old Canon DV camcorder.
Summary: I must agree with an earlier reviewer, that this camcorder is not worth the asking price ..... especially now, since Mini DV seems to be a dying technology. Don't get me wrong; for what it is, the HC3 does a great job, with quality video and relatively easy operation. But the tape mechanism, as I've had to discover the hard way, is very delicate and it is getting harder to find people to service these machines .....
Summary: I happened to get a great deal on this camera at $500. It has more than been worth it for that price, but there are several shortcomings that keep it from being worthy of the premium price range at most retailers, and the interests of mid to pro level videographers. First of all in terms of manuel control, there is very little to be said. It is, for the most part, non-existent.
Summary: As far as background; I'm familiar with graphics and video, but an educated beginner when it comes to actually creating digital video. I've only used this camera in Easy mode. I haven't had a chance to use this camera much for recording video. Sony gives you no software support. None. So that's a huge problem. Make sure the video editing program you use handles HD video. Vegas 6. Pinnacle 10. Avid ... Version 4 IIRC. Don't quote me on that last one.
Summary: True it is a breakthrough technology and its a cool gadget. You have to store on the tapes and this does not use a DVD, which means that the storage life is limited, unless you want to convert all the data to DVDs, oh yeah... we got time for that. This is typical marketing strategy, sell as many of these as you can, then add 5.1. and sell them and then add the DVD writeup and then sell them.
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Summary: Ecco uno dei prodotti NON professionali che faranno discutere nei prossimi tempi che ho testato personalmente e che in realtà porta nelle nostre case la qualità HD ,la sony è una telecamera HDV a cassetta MiniDv ovvero registra un formato 1440 x 1080 interlacciato 50 su comuni nastri .