Summary: I've been a micro-budget film maker for many years now, and I've gone through my fair share of dslr/camecorders, And for the price, this one has been by far the best. Not only is it pretty affordable, but the video quality is nothing short of outstanding. And compared to a dslr, this camera is so easy to use, just point and shoot for great video. I actually had one of these, and sold it to my other filmaker friend.
Summary: I puchased this camcorder "almost new" and from everything I could see it hadn't been used at all. I started using video cameras when VCR tapes was the storage medium and I've used just about every other variation of camcorder since then. I wanted a very good prosumer 1080P camcorder with solid state storage and Consumer Reports rated this camera as the best non-professional camera available. In having used it now for about two months, I agree.
Summary: It doesn't get better than Sony's PJ710V digital HD camera. After extensive research I bought this for our family at Christmas 2012 and have not been disappointed. In fact, this camera continues to impress me each time I use it. The ability to project your videos on to any surface is just an added bonus. The floating lens is phenomenal. I no longer have shaky movies and they look as though everything was shot from a tripod, not my trembling hands.
Summary: How I got into the Sony Brand was I got my wife a Sony cyber-shot 16.2 mega pixels small camera for Christmas. I was so blown away by the picture quality but when I took video I really was blown away. I got more camera for my money so I knew That my next video camera would be a Sony. This Sony camcorder is worth the money it ask for and more .if you got any better camcorder you would have to go Pro. and pay 5 times the price to get the same or better quality.
Great camcorder if purchased way under shelf price.
25 March 2013
Summary: It is the best camcorder from the last line of SONY camcorders I had chance to use. The picture quality is just outstanding, (not comparing to pro-level camcorders). The zoom is little too fast, but it compensates with super fast focusing. Only one thing which makes me worry is the "error E:91:01" to occur, what did happen to the two previous models with build in LED flash light, (HDR-PJ50V and HDR-XR350V) after 2 to 3 months of use.
Summary: Everything is good here- I agree with all positive reviews. Only one thing I don't like: to watch video , recorded on SDHC memory card , you must download SONY PLAY MEMORIES HOME to the computer, on which you want to watch video,i.e. it is additional problem to share your video. The same problem is when you use external hard drive, you can't even format it on your PC, but only using the camcorder. First I bought CANON VIXIA HF G10 camcorder.
Wonderful Camcorder with Fantastic Steady System and Low Light Performance!
9 February 2013
Summary: I bought this to replace my 3 years old Panasonic HD camcorder. The old one perform poorly under low light condition. I expected the new camcorder to do well in the night, steady and have shallow of depth of field. PJ710 exceeds my expectation for the first 2 requirements, shallow DOF is not so good. Anyway, not consumer camcorder can handle this right now. === Pro: For the low light performance, I shot some videos for Las Vegas night view.