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 $2,000, has a large hard disc of 100Gb, which is more than enough, because it is hard to waste it before you run out of battery, which may run up to 1,5 hours of video shooting and quite long in a...
Summary: 12/21/2007 I ordered the camera from the SONY website and I JUST received it. I have barely spent an hour with it... but I thought I would throw something on here because there were no reviews. The SR8 is pretty much the same as the SR7 so you could get some good information on that review page... The camera fits surprisingly small in my big hand. I turned on the camera and first I had to set the date and time... easy. Then I pushed record and started filming.
Summary: HDR SR8 = Australia & HDR SR8E = Euro. Both are identical from inside and out. Overall this is an excellent camera, movies are captured at 1440x1080i so don't get your self confused with 1920x1080p. Videos taken in a dark areas are not as good but most cameras at this range are the same. Videos on the outdoor are great.
Pros: 1. Excellent video quality 2. Excellent picture quality 3. Light 4. Docking station are excellent to help keep your cables tidy 5.
Cons: 1. HDR SR8 is exclusive to Sony Central 2. Price is expensive due to Cons #1 3. AVCHD is not widely supported at this moment
Summary: Amazing ! Very easy to operate, huge hard disk. I agree with most reviewers. I got one on ebay for 1400$ USD and it's not the HDR-SR8E but the HDR-SR8
Pros: image quality, 100GB hard disk, 38 hours on HD LP and about 14 hours of recording on the highest format. You can browse video from the camera, watch it on your computer to choose what you will transfer.
Cons: AVCHD is not yet supported. I'm using Adobe premiere pro CS3.
Summary: Fantastic Camera, despite my reservations about getting a Hard Drive camera over my preferred tape i've been very impressed with the images ive produced. As stated by others recording in low light does result in grainy images but you'll struggle to find a camcorder that doesn't do this. Its at its best when filming outdoors in good light. AVCHD isnt widely supported yet however all Sony Vegas editing products do so there is an option despite what others here have said.
Pros: Outdoor daylight video stunning Easy to import to computer Touch screen LCD very easy to use (would recommend getting a LCD protector though)
Cons: Low light filming AVCHD Support limited Manual functions abit anoying (manual dial can only perform one function at a time