Summary: I bought this prior to departing for a trip to Australia. I was very impressed with the quality of the HD videos and the amount of storage. The only negative I've encountered is using it in low light settings. There are occasions when what you are trying to take a photo of won't show up in the screen/view finder.
Summary: So I use this for mounting in a Class 8 (semi) rig and have been for nearly 5 years, and I use a Fat Gecko Camera and Camcorder Mount so I can have it as close to the front windshield as possible. The mount makes it so there is virtually no shaking, even when going over bumps. I have used the hard drive in the past, but the shaking and "bumps" causes the recording to shut down abruptly, and when it does, the screen will say "buffer overrun" or something to that effect.
excellent camcorder,very nice and high quality recording.
17 May 2013
Summary: great camera.great quality,easy to use.i will recommend this camera to everyone.great features,made in japan,nice body made.Hdd and card for recording video pictures.excellent product.High quality sony line camcorder.end camera for everyone,yes i will buy it again.
Summary: Bought this to upgrade my capability for making music videos in our recording studio (Henderson Mountain Recording Studio) here in the Ozark Mountains. We like being able to connect to our audio/video CPU through the USB and connect to the hard drive of the camera. The images are sharp, crystal clear and no blur whatsoever. We intend to buy 2 more for different angle shots to add more interest to the music video. Would highly recommend this model to anyone.
Summary: I am very pleased with this Handycam Camcorder it's everything I will ever need for a camera and video. I can take clear pictures with the 10.2 camera and awesome video's with the Camcorder. Even capture photo's off of the video's and they turn out real clear too. So many features with this video camera that you will have to research yourself but as a owner of it now you can't go wrong.
Summary: I just might have to say that I think that the Sony HDR-SR12 has better sight than I do! The swaying from when you turn the camera doesnt get all mushed together it just stay in a really nice picture, night vision is just simply outstanding, hard drive is more than enough, you always have to stay with the 1080p, zoom makes it stay perfect and you can barely tell you are shaking if you do not have a tripod, zoom with night vision isnt so good it just cuts out the light so...
Great camcorder. The best I have ever owned or used.
28 December 2011
Summary: Camcorder from the Gods. 120GB hard disc is a massive storage solution to hold all of the crisp high def footage you can take for many many shoots. Easy to use and has a viewfinder! One of the last Sony Camcorders to feature Nightshot infared recording.
Summary: I got this camera 3 weeks ago as used one, not new. I got it with two batteries and since then I did not have to charge the batteries yet. Well, I did not use it every day that is true, but still... The camera seems very reliable, I did not encounter any issue with the hard drive as I read it may happen at one point. The changes in the temperature of the locations I used it were not as big, I only used it in warm or hot conditions.
Excellent camcorder but missing some of the important features
4 July 2011
Summary: Great little camera. I am a pro videographer and use this camera as a "second" camera for candid side, back, close shots. I love how easy is is to transfer the video into the computer using the Sony software. My only disappointments: 1) There is no LAN jack so I can't use the tripod handle controls, 2) To adjust white balance while shooting, you have to go into the the menu screen and click through to that control . . .