Excerpt: Although I must admit the LCD already two thirds of the width, but there’s nothing to complain about there actually. I think overall, as you all know Sony products might be a little over-hyped and priced. But it all goes down to the saying of quality comes with a price. I feel the HDR-TG1E is a good video camera, just that it could have been better on various other aspects, especially when there’s a lack of lighting.
Summary: Had an HD Canon Camcorder that was useless because the software was pitiful, not so with the Sony. Easy to download and works great out of the box. Great size and video is more than acceptable. Not lots of user options, but for the casual amatuer, it does what I need. Only big downfall is the still pics are pretty bad. If you want to use for still, either take a still camera with you, or look to the full size camcorders.