Summary: Picture quality is so grainy, I had to return it. It didn't matter how much light was in my room (I bought professional lighting equipment with the camcorder) it was still very grainy, i dont know why because the test videos didn't look bad. microphone is good. touchscreen is ok. It attaches to a standard tripod easily. I'm going to buy a dslr once I return this.
Summary: The cam takes good pictures. However, there is an annoying squeaking that exists and it is transmitted to every video. If you are trying to capture a quiet moment - forget it. Squeak, squeak, squeak. We contacted Sony, sent the camera back, and they returned it. It works the same as it did before we sent it. Squeak, squeak, squeak - you get the idea. Years ago I had Sony tvs, recorders, and video cams and was pleased with them. Then, quality started to deteriorate.
Summary: I have always liked Sony products and I purchased this camcorder for my son's piano recital assuming that with an external microphone input and a newer camcorder with 60p ability the image would be better and the sound would be more clear. The sound was better but I was gravely mistaken with the recording quality. The image quality at all settings were just grainy. I spent 2 to 3 days trying to figure out what the problem was.
Summary: Also der Camcorder an sich verdient 5 Sterne: Handlich, super auflösung und sogar ein kleiner Beamer mit inbegriffen! Will darauf auch nicht weiter eingehen, weil in den vorhergehenden Rezensionen eigentlich schon alles gesagt wurde. Ich will den Service bewerten. Ich hatte den Camcoreder etwa 3 Monate. Von den 3 Monaten habe ich den ca. eine Woche wenn es hoch kommt benutzt. Eines Tages klappe ich die Kamera zu, nach einiger Zeit wieder auf und sie funktioniert nicht.