Summary: Received order in a good state even though it's a front shop display item. Works fine like my old 15x optical version which just stopped booting because something must have been wrong with the power switch after charging.
Summary: The Sony HDR-UX5 is a decent little HD video recorder. It's light and very easy to use. Transferring the AVCH format was tricky at first but I learned that not setting the camera at it's best setting made it a lot easier to edit on the computer.
Summary: Like most of you. I desired to break into the high-def era. But I didn't want to spend a lot of money for and I did not want to buy a piece of junk. After careful research I decided on the Sony HDR-UX5 and was fortunate to find one on Ebay for a great price. What an excellent camera!
Summary: The reviews here are well done and pretty comprehensive. Check out the CONs before you buy. The Mini-DVD's won't go in my Macbook, which I should have realized before buying. I thought for sure I could pop the dvd's in and use Handbrake to grab the clips.
Summary: First video camera I ever owned and I am really pleased. I am gradually learning what all it will do and with each discovery I am amazed. So far it has performed well and the movies are great. I recommend it highly.
Summary: I think that the HD is in progress, because when I record in HD HQ, I can't edit the recorded material in the cam before finished the DVD. I don't have been used all the facilities of the cam recorder. Thanks.
Summary: For the product and technical illiterate, this is a great camera. For those who know a little bit more, it is an excellent camera. Easy to set up, use and edit. Placing the dvd directly into the camera is the best! Finalise it, and walk right over to the DVD player...Awesome!
Summary: The price of this SONY HDR-UX5 camcorder is a bit high. Also, you cannot just purchase this camcorder without also getting a Sony blu-ray disc player because you need a Sony blu-ray disc player to play the disc on your tv set if you are shooting with high def.