Summary: If yo enjoy 3D, this is the camcorder for you. Lots of manual settings for those difficult scenes. Also takes great still images, but I think Sony missed the mark by not including 3D still images. The most disappointing issue is creating a 3D Bluray. Apparently, Bluray 3D is only 24fps and this camcorder shoot 29.97fps only in USA. With 3:2 pull down in all video editors, causes panning to be jerky. Sony should have included a 24fps mode.
No region or Language support works only in Japanese language
31 July 2014
Summary: This camera has all settings only in Japanese language.So I returned this product right away. Please check the language settings before you buy. I called up Sony customer service center to know more about 'region / language setting' , They also confirmed that, this camera does not support region as well language support.
Summary: No Mac support for their built-in software, so if you have a Mac, you can't access the 3D footage as side-by-side (which is REQUIRED for uploading to Youtube in 3D) the only free software that can export the footage as side-by-side, is the built-in software on the camera... which is only for Windows. it's 2013. simple software like this should be available for both operating systems. or, stick with the more common side-by-side format.
Summary: I primarily use this product for entertainment and to film my kids and family trips. I was blown away by the quality of the image and the 3d effect I saw on my Samsung 3d tv. Strongly recommend this product!!!!!
Summary: Product shipped defective screen. Every day I lose more pixels on the screen. Few functions, not take a photo in 3D. Very good quality images, even at night. Very slow to acquire GPS location. Camera too expensive for the limited resources.
Summary: I bought this purely as part of my hobby in 3d photography and filmmakers. I assume many people will be interested in it also as a general camcorder, for which it's pretty slick: - a nice zoom range - decent touch interface (if a little dated-feeling) - good stabilization But as a 3d enthusiast, I have some serious gripes, even after just a few days. - The 3d is recorded in a format that I've had trouble finding support for.
A really wonderful camera-I HAVE FULLY USED ITS POTENTIALS
25 June 2012
Summary: (Pardon my English grammer, because I never studied English at school and my mother tongue is not English either but just love the language) I studied about this camera for two months on the web and finally played with it at local Best Buy and bought it for 1169 dollars on a web price match and it worked. I have used it now for two weeks filming historic places, flowers, birds and my son playing soccer.