Summary: For the price the camera is really not that great on image quality. Yes, it has a lot of built-in bells & whistles, if you need that inside of a camera, but with easily available post-production software, just an excellent picture and sound should be the goal. I use this camera strictly for home vacation shooting. It does an O.K. job, but too many control functions that are hard to access.
Summary: Pros: Excellent HD or STD video, ease of operation, great stills, easy to carry around! 5.1 DD, See below for full details. Cons: No wind filter, proprietary software, not true 1080p, factory battery short life, no HDMI cable w/purchase.
Summary: This camera is brilliant. If you want a cheap camera that you can do legit videos on, this is the one. It has a focus dial on the front and you can choose to let it auto focus and it has tons of lighting options, a slomo effect... there is just so much to it. Check the specs on it.
Summary: Works just great, with a great pic! Very light weight, great view finder and loaded with features. Zoom quality 2nd to none. Just as good as the professional cameras on the market today! Thanks Sony!!
Summary: This camcorder is extremely easy to use. The design is so simple. It is hard to believe this camera has so many features and yet so easy to use. The picture quality both video and still are HD. I just don't know how they are going to top this one. As you probably guessed...I like it.
Summary: We love this camera, all the features are perfect and user friendly. We decided to purchase this camcorder because it has the camera/camcorder feature and the reviews we found made it easy for us to choose.
Summary: I can't say enough about this camcorder. The HD images this camcoder produces are OUTSTANDING!!! Absolutely the BEST picture I have ever seen on any camcorder. I returned about a month ago from an 8 night trip to Times Square New York City. The video I returned with is beyond comparison. I shot in HD mode with XV Color. My TV display is a Sony KDS-60A3000 which is a 1080p TV. I was able to make HD & SD videos with the included software.
Summary: Ive had no problems, takes great video,but beware, the touch screen is easily damaged by both light impact and acids/sweat/oil that accumilate on the hands/fingers. It can leave a permanent etching on the screen. Other than this an excellent peice of equipment.