Summary: I picked up this camera back in March 2008 for a one day Amazon sale of only $[...]. Amazing price! The detailed reviews are spot on. Video is stunning to say the least. I firmly believe that HDV is THE way to go still for many reasons.
Summary: The best reason to buy this camcorder is if you don't want to fuss too much with it but want to get the best picture you can. This camera takes great video, and really lives up to the name of "Handycam.
Summary: Let me start with the good: The picture quality is amazing in bright and dark rooms the camera captures clear crisp videos. It is very light so you can shoot all day if you need to, without the need for a stand.
Summary: The Sony HDR-HC9 is a great camera in a small package. The HDV footage is stunning in clarity. The Super SteadyShot really works well as long as fast zooms and pans aren't in the plan. The NightShot is super fun to use at dimly lit parties and events. Smooth Slow Record is a blast!
Summary: This is our first HD camera, so we didn't really know what to expect. (Note that for video review, we played the output via HDMI to our Sony Bravia 46" HD TV.) In full light, the picture is fantastic; you get some blur and artifacts during movement or in shadows, but I don't know if that is normal...
Summary: Had a heck of a time getting the film into my Mac, and I do this for a living, so it shouldn't have been this hard, but once I got that figured out (put the tapes into a stand-alone deck) everything else came up roses. Great picture quality. Not bad audio.
Summary: I've been playing with my HDR-HC9 for only about one month now, so I am still not familiar with all the bells and whistles. The big positive feature - I think this camcorder has just about everything one could ask for in a small package.
Summary: I purchased an HDR-HD7 years ago and enjoyed it until it failed to accept tapes. I fought with Sony for a while since I had found that others had experienced the same failure, finally taking them to small claims court.
Summary: I love this camera! The image is good quality and the colors are vivid. I would recomended!! The only thing is that the battery doesnt last long, only about 1 hour so I would recommend a second battery but they are expensive.