Great if you don't want to record for over 20 minutes!
22 October 2010
Summary: When I first got this camera, I loved it! After about a year and a half, however, I have a BIG issue. After about 20 minutes of use (starting and stopping recording), the autofocus quits working. Example, I can record the first period of my son's hockey game. Then the recording is blurred and won't focus. I can turn the camera off during the second period, let it cool down and it might make it through the third period. Let's just hope nothing good happens in the second!
Cons: Useless because you can't use it with a modern Vista 64 bit computer. Sony has new cameras that work with Vista 64 bit, but everyone else gets screwed. Sony developed software to work with some new camcorders, but not w/ other recent camcorders.
SR8 is one of the best choices available in non-professional product lineup
Dmitri A. Popov "Moscowboy", Amazon
12 January 2008
Summary: I bought the camera on december 31st in Amsterdam and used it during the following 5 days of my vacation, including a wild New Year night at Amsterdam. To be very short this choice had been a result of a 3-month analysis. It is one of the best HD cameras available today below $2,000, has a large hard disc of 100Gb, which is more than enough, because it is hard to waste it before you run out of battery, which may run up to 1,5 hours of video shooting and quite long in a...