Summary: I bought this Sony Camera for myself, I actually like the way the video looks. The only thing that I didn't like about the Camera, is that it doesn't come with the HDMI to RCA cable, I have a Projector TV, I know, (I need to upgrade) I went to the Sony Website couldn't find one, I found some on Amazon, but I don't know if would work with the Sony Camera, Over all I like the Camera
Mary Jo Sminkey "15 years of Amazon Reviews!", Amazon
17 October 2013
Summary: Pretty happy with this camcorder, it does have a rather cheap plastic feel to it, but it works well and is light and easy to hold. I love the attached USB plug, and the built in projector is kind of a neat feature, although not something I expect I'll use that often. Touchscreen is responsive and relatively easy to figure out the menus and features.
Lightweight, convenient, and good results, although not so hot for Mac users
29 September 2013
Summary: Sony HDR-PJ380/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) Lightweight, convenient, and good results, although not so hot for Mac users. We're predominately Mac users although we do have a Windows 8 laptop which we connected as well. Overall: This is an great little camcorder. Even though it's a bit funky to work with on a Mac, the "user experience" makes up for it: It's very light and easy to throw into a bag when leaving the house.
Summary: Amazing videocam. Does so much. But have to make sure you are aware of just how hard to push the "rec" button ... since sometimes you think you pushed it hard enough and find out you didn't since it isn't recording. The shutter is sometimes slow to shut....a tad annoying. More annoying is when you turn it on and it takes a while to warm up and you have a scene you've got to record but you are waiting for the Handycam to sense the "rec" button being pressed.
Summary: Even having seen images of this thing, it was a shock to me to pull it out of the box and to see how small it really is. I think the biggest advantage this will have with a lot of people is that you can easily get a very small case to protect the camera and then tuck it into a bag or a purse to carry around with you for when it's needed.