Excerpt: The camera is definitely worth it’s now reduced price, and unlike other trademarks, Sony offers great customer support as well as great ease in finding replacement parts. If you’re thinking about purchasing a good, portable camera which will take excellent 1080i footage for a decent price then this is your way to go. Unlike other camcorder purchases I’ve made in the past I never regretted this one at all.
Summary: I hesitated between this item and the Sanyo equivalent. I used it for 3 months at which point the shutter failed to open and therefore I was unable to use at all. It was send back to Amazon who replaced it with a brand new one, great service there! Hopefully this one will last longer, as I paid the extra money to get the brand and quality that should go with it....it has great specs and can hold a lot of HD video in the memory card, it is of a great mini size etc.
Summary: What a fantastic product, easy to use, well made, great video quality, easy to connect to a mac and easy to edit with. I would certainly recommend it to anyone. Now for the picky stuff. In order to make this a balanced review I've tried my hardest to think of things that could have been improved with this camera. Firstly you can't get an underwater case for it (which is strange as you can for almost any other Sony).
Summary: Make sure you read thoroughly before you purchase, the Camera does do 1920 x 1080, but it is interlaced and not porgressive (1080i, not 1080p) Which is something I missed but, it is not obviously advertised. Also the format is AVHCD, which will not play in most players. Does not come with a mini HDMI cable ,but otherwise and overall good product.
Summary: Sony TG3 High Definition Digital Camcorder A really great piece of kit easy to use and great results .It is a pity that it only comes with a 4gb card for this price Sony could put in a larger one
Summary: Will try to keep it simple for potential buyers to understand: 1) I never owned a camcorder before this one. My thinking behind buying the Sony TG3 was to replace my Canon Ixus 800 for a camera that could record top quality video, take excellent still images (with flash) and still fit in the same pocket where I put my Canon. 2) The video is second to none. I compared video taken with the Sanyo (the one that looks like a gun) and the Sony definitely aces it.
Excerpt: Always been a Sony videocam addict but this beats all of the others Ive owned by a long way. Picture and sound quality are excellent and it is so easy to use its unbelievable! Bundled software is a doddle to use and transferred my first recordings to Blu Ray Disc effortlessly albeit at more cost than to standard DVD - but I was testing its capability - and no really noticable difference to the DVD record when viewed on my PC - maybe quality difference will be seen more...
Excerpt: This is just a great bit of kit ordered it on the 19th got it on the 20th i think the sony software is fine, and the picture is brilliant looks amazing on my 1080p samsung tv. The avchd can take a fair bit of time to burn but looks great on the blu-ray player. The extras will cost you as there is no case and only a 4gig memory card included, But all in all if you want the best this is it.
Excerpt: I read the reviews and looked at the product spec before buying and I am delighted to say that the Sony TG3 handycam does exactly what I want. I have never owned a camcorder before but am comfortable with gadgets. It took me about 5 minutes to become comfortable with all the main features and take some pretty good footage. I read about the fact that some DVD players dont like HD vidoes but soon found how to record in either SD or HD format.