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: 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 what quality you shoot at. it actually does have manual exposure if you dig enough youll find 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. This does thet you edit the AVCHD format and burn it to standard DVD's in SD format whilst keeping the original HD content for future burns to Blu Ray when cost comes down or showing on a HD TV via the Camcorder its self.
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. Forget hoping that the tape wouldn't run out at the critical part in the wedding or fiddling with an tape insert and a biro to try and keep some semblance or order to the holiday films. OK enough about my bad habits and old woes.
Excerpt: Desde hace años soy un enamorado de las videocámaras Sony. Antes usaba Panasónic pero creo que desde que Sony optó por las lentes Carl Zeis no tiene competencia. Esta cámara la utilizo siempre grabando en la más alta resolución aunque permite grabar en formatos de inferior calidad. Hace unos días la conecte mediante hdmi a una Sony bravia Full HD y me quede alucinado de la calidad de la imagen de lo grabado. Parecía que estaba mirando a través de una ventana.
Excerpt: Medicion puntual de exposición. Enfoque a un solo punto. Posibilidad de control manual de exposición y de enfoque. Son opciones que no todas las camaras de aficionado ofrecen. Por otra parte la ergonomia es fantastica, y lo mas importante: Excepcionales los colores y la resolución, incluso con definicion standar.