Summary: I have several sony HD VIDEO CAMERAS, Infact I purchased three on these. One got ran over by truck. I quickly found two more to buy. These work great, they are small and you can carry with you.
Summary: I purchased this handicam "used" and don't feel that it is worth the full asking price that Sony sells it for. That being said, it is a great camera if you can get a deal. I have always been used to the traditional style cameras that have a larger frame. I was surprised how much more handy this camera has been. I have used it to film during a wedding and on my family's weekend at the lake.
Summary: I started in 1968 with super 8 movies, moved on to Betamax as soon as it came available, upgraded to a Sony SL2000 Betamax in 1982, in the early 90's I moved up to a Sony 8mm video camcorder. I held on as long as I could and finally purchased the Sony TG-1 a couple of years ago. I will admit that the acvhd format was not compatible with my existing video editing software so I had to invest in some new software.
Summary: We've been using the HDR-TG1 for about a year on vacation trips, while sailing and hiking. In every respect it has proved to be an outstanding instrument. The HD videos it captures when displayed on a HD TV (a 40 in. Sony in our case) produces results that rival broadcast quality and sometimes exceed it. Yes, it's that good. In fact, it has now replaced our use of the SLR we formally took on trips.
convenient and fully compatible with Macintosh OSX
11 July 2009
Summary: This is an extremely convenient, easy to use digital camcorder and camera. It fits very nicely into both my pants pocket and small pockets on skirts, and the controls are very easy to use. It has good zoom control, is easy to switch back and forth between movie and photos, and allows photographing while also filming at the same time (which used to require a high degree of coordination with camera in left hand and video in right).
I've owned it for a year - excellent compact video camera
G. Guillot, Amazon
2 July 2009
Summary: I've been using this camera now for over a year to record family vacations and events. I have greatly enjoyed the camera and feel that it was well worth the purchase price. Put the camera in proper context before evaluating - it is not a professional video camera - it is a small, high quality camera that I can slip into the front pocket of my jeans or my coat pocket and carry with me wherever I go.
Summary: The minute I saw the camera on the Sony web pages, I knew I had to have one. I am a long time fan of Sony's ability to turn out these small, watch like products, back to the original Sony walkman, a player for standard cassette tapes so thin and small that the player itself would fit into the same box as the tapes did. The HDR-TG1 is another Sony hit clean out of the park. The complaints about it sound like complaints that the Apollo moon rocket could have gone farther.