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.
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.
Summary: For a HD cam i think this is one of the best, been using it for 2 years now and never once has it dissapointed me, when i got it though it said 5-10 hour barrety life, but that requires that you upgrade your battery the standard one is not that great, maybe you'll get 3hours out of it depending on...
Great HD quality, and for SD as well. Ideal for small productions
7 May 2009
Excerpt: This camera was the second purchase in my household since an old JVC DV camera which played its part but the SR8E was such a change. We were now summoned to excellent if not exceptional video quality and sound (5.1 surround sound capability).
Pros: Amazing sound and video quality, infolithium tells you remaining battery life
Cons: a little noisy sometimes, average picture quality, fairly heavy
Summary: Yes a good camera as far as picture quality etc. is concerned BUT the hard drive has become disconnected after only two months, (apparently a common problem) losing a lot of valuable work and now no-one at Sony can tell me if the camera is eligible for warranty, having been bought in Hong Kong.
Summary: The quality of filming is fantastic the camera is stylish small and compact. Unfortunately you are very very limited in taking the footage from camera to editing software if you are a mac owner i wouldn't even consider this camera. I am so disappointed great footage and no way to edit it !
Summary: Bought this camera five weeks ago whilst on holiday, have recorded both HD ans SD. The HD is mindblowing when hooked upp to a 1080HD TV. You would honestly think it was recorded by a pro. Also bought Sony Vegas Platinum editing studio.
Summary: I replaced my old tape camcorder for this and immediately it struck me - no more would I need a mountain of tapes that are a pain to copy for editing and then don't have the courage to tape over and re-use.