Summary: Great product came with quick delivery. Solid transaction all around. This filled my need quite well. I will purchase more products from this seller in the future. Great quality for a great price.
Summary: This camera has several important features that the combination can only be found in more expensive cameras. First is an external mic input. Get a BeachTek DXA-2T Universal Compact Camcorder Audio Adapter or similar device to allow XLR line-level or mic-level imput. You can also buy or build your own 40db pad and come off a mixer to do the same job. Another great feature is that this camera has Lanc that allows the use of a variety of zoom controls.
Summary: I have gone through several camcorders in the past 5 years and recently began my search for a hi-def camcorder. One of my frustrations with DV tapes is that for me, they tended to sit on the shelf and gather dust. They took tons of storage space to encode (way more than AVCHD). Editing to DVD also seemed to be more complex than necessary and time consuming. As a result, I have many tapes that I just don't bother to burn to DVD.
Summary: Well... I've been waiting since the very beginning of this year to buy a new camcorder. At first I was waiting for the release of the JVC MG505. Which, as you probably know if you're looking at this camera, is a 3 CCD Harddrive camcorder. After the MG505 came out I then had to wait to finish saving up the money for the camera. Well... finally, two weeks ago, with much excitement, I ordered my MG505.
Summary: The Sony HDR-SR1 is compact and lightweight as are most camcorders these days. It is very easy to operate right out of the box. The touch screen menu driven system is fairly intuitive and easy to get along with. The ease of downloading to the PC is a big plus after previously having digital 8 to deal with. The downloaded video imports easily into my Pinnacle Studio 11 software that I use for editing and version 11 is ACVHD ready.