Summary: This is very good handycam to own under 500.00 with well equip. access. It does required lots of time to learn new options and new softwere. I used to have old jvc minidv camcorder, which was easy to load in vhs and watch your recording.
Summary: This is my 4th cam corder all my previous camcoders were CANON and never had any problems. This is my first cam corder from SONY. I am really disppointed. Sony offers only 90 day warranty. They offer flat rate repair for $520..I don't recommend to any one this camcorder.
Summary: Well I have a sony Hi 8 camcorder that is 9 years old never had a days problem. only purchased this one to get a lighter camera and ease of disc what a mistake we took a son to disney for his second birthday.
Summary: Movies play on other media players but on Windows Media Player there is no sound. I called Sony and they said that it was "Microsoft's problem", but I disagree, it is their CUSTOMER'S PROBLEM and they refused to help. Stay clear of this quirky pos.
Summary: I wanted a camcorder to record AVCHD directly to DVD media and play immediately in one of my Blu-ray players (one is a PS3). This camera looked like a good choice and I am very happy with the purchase.
Summary: I am new to videography...but that being said the Quality and ease of usage for a Newbie like me has been sooooooo satisfying. I am still learning and reading the manual but I am completely satisfied with my purchase.