Buy this camcorder in good used condition-it's a deal!
11 January 2012
Summary: This HDR-SR5 with 40GB is really a quality camcorder still at 3yrs old in used condition. The night vision is great for anyone into paranormal or "Looking for Bigfoot". Do buy a larger battery though and for expanded, better night viewing, buy a separate IR led light. ( This cam works awesome with these wave lengths! Yes, 100ft and still visible to a lesser degree!) Do your own editing on the cam itself and take the pro memory stick into walmart.
Summary: This is my first video cam so I'm speaking as a totally newcomer to this world. I must say it is a great camera with a great HD video quality compared to SD, although it is not very good with low light. This is a good product with very good characteristics.
Summary: This particular camera has a great picture and takes great pictures as well. The only thing i didnt like was the ability to record in one format only. The controls are easy to figure out in my opinion.
Summary: I like this camcorder in general. It's easy to use, all the funations are good. The software that came with it is good as well. You can do simple editing by using it. Have not noticed the popping sound other ppl complained about. Guess I'm lucky on that. Just one complaint -- The image, both movie and still, all kind of blueish. I guess there's a way I can tune up the color better, but I'd assume the camera would come with best tuned color as default?