Summary: I don't want to spend my time, or yours, reiterating the positive comments people have already written, so I will just tell you that you should definitely believe them. I have been working with video for 28 years, and I'm in love with this camera. I'm a snob when it comes to both video and audio, and this camera offers fantastic quality for both.
Excerpt: Really enjoy this video cam, good picture quality wether its mounted in the Car, hand held, is amazing, my old cam had to be placed on a tripod, the floating lens in the PJ790, eliminates this, in most cases. If you hit a bump on the road, no problem, steady video picture. Plenty of memory, controls, user friendly. The accessories are all very affordable, nothing close to the price of Camera accessories.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Summary: Item arrived on time and was as described (new). I really haven't had much time with the camera yet, though I have tried features such as the projector and the optical steady shot. I personally liked the projector feature, even though the detail isn't quite as good as plugging into the TV with the included HDMI cable. Then the quality of the picture is shown in it's full glory. The built in light is a very handy feature as well.
Excerpt: Es la segunda videocamara que compro con estas caracteristicas, me encanta su estabilidad y muy buena calidad de imagen. solo me gustaria que la pantalla lcd fuese un poco mas grande. ya que mis manos son grandes y me cuesta un poco utilzarla para cambiar las funciones..
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality
Excerpt: I tried this camera hoping to keep it as a back up for my Panasonic Lumix G3 and as a small camera I could attack on my motorcyle handlebar. I dropped the idea. This is why: Although well-built and having nice features like the multi-function manual setting wheel in the front and easy access plugs (not under the LCD screen), the camera fails mainly because of poor picture quality: even the supposed "Maximum picture quality" still requires to use 60 fps progressive (60...
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Zoom range/performance
Cons: Complicated To Operate, Poor Image Quality, Poor In Low Light
FIVE STARS, one of the best Sony's ever made..EVER.
Steve Huff, Amazon
18 December 2014
Summary: So good I bought a 2nd one as Sony discontinued this as it was cannabalizing sales of their higher end camcorders. This is an AMAZING camera and I wish they kept it in production. Best Sony consumer/prosumer I have ever used. I have used over a dozen Sony camcorders over the years ranging from $1000 to $5000 and this the best of the lot.
Summary: I LOVE THIS CAMERA. It was bought to replace an older Sony that started giving me problems. I am a choir director and need a good camera for recording my concerts. This one has a BUILT-IN Wide-angle lens that I can use to help with recording the entire stage. It has beautiful color and great sound. Was especially impressed with the stable shot feature. I purchased an extra battery that gives me more than 10 hours on a single charge.