Summary: I bought this Camcorder from BH Photo Video for 330 dollars. Its an open box item. But it looks just new. Great piece. I tried both internal memory and mini dvd. You can play the mini dvds directly in your blue ray player. Editing software is very good. I recommend this to every one.
Summary: Many excellent features that make this camera easy to use almost right out of the box. Image and sound quality excellent. Limitations are standard supplied memory only records 95 minutes in high def, and supplied battery might get you 2.5 hours with same setting. Camcorder made more bulky by disc media.
Summary: I just needed a video camara and this one work very well and it take grate photos, easy to use. when you are looking for samething to work well this is a very good option. nice, and easy. I go it and the next day I went on vacation, 16 day of grate fun with the camara and my wife love it all so. Nice and easy to use.
Summary: I bought this camcorder since it was an affordable HD camera. I have an HD TV and didn't see the point in buying a camcorder that will not play back at 1080P. The clarity from this camcorder is awesome. I just did some basic recording by it seems to have the ability to recored in special modes... cannot wait to try!
Summary: I recently purchased this when my daughter was born. I have only used it a few times now but I am very happy with the design and menus. I love the touchscreen. That is a nice feature. It is also lightweight and compact. I cant compare video quality to any other digital HD camcorders because I have never used them but overall I am happy with the video quality. It is def. better than my 7 year old 8mm. Dont expect HD like you see on TV though.
Summary: This camera is awesome. I can record to a 8GB hard drive, a mini DVD or to a Pro Duo memory stick. If I only had one option and it broke on me, I would be out of luck. but say in 5 years the hard drive crashes, I still have DVD or the memory stick to record to. Great great quality recording! It also take still shots on the fly in 4 mega pixels. It has so much more too! Many editing features!
Summary: I bought this product because of the previous 5 star reviews from customers, but when I started to actually use the product, I was disappointed. I have a ps3 and a 1080p tv, so I wanted to start capturing my kids on HD. I was able to use the camera right away thanks to a quick start mode..really handy since I wanted to start practicing right away. The camcorder's menus are relatively easy to figure out once you push enough buttons..
Summary: I purchased this product in 1/09.Now I can not plaback the sound and the tech team could not fix the problem,so I am left with 300 $ repair cost! I did not buy extra warranty because of SONY name.
Summary: This camera looks great to me. So far the video quality is excellent, and practically indistinguishable from what you'd expect from a DVD-quality movie. I have not tried it on a Blueray, though. It is very important to use the options menu, especially white balance, exposure control, etc. Using a fully automated mode rendered unnatural skin color and somewhat washed out picture, at least in my hands.