Summary: I purchased this handycam because I hate carrying bulky cameras. The device does the job and is good quality Sony product. It is lightweight and easily fits in a pocket. So why did I give only three stars. The video function is good. However, the pictures from the camera is only OK. Something like 4 megapixels. Cellphones have more megapixels than that! Also, Sony had to include its proprietary connecters to power this camera.
Summary: Camera works great, holds a charge OK after a year. The only thing that I do not like is that it has terrible picture wuality in lower lighting. Even regular indoor lighting makes the video VERY grainy.