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!
Excerpt: Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD High-Definition DVD Camcorder is a good camcorder for budgeting customer. For my video documentation, i use Sony HDR-UX5 AVCHD High-Definition DVD Camcorder. The main purpose i bought this camcorder is for my video shooting and recording business.
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.
Summary: I upgraded from a Sony DCR-HC30E that was 3 years old to this new HD camera and these are the pros and cons that I have found: Pros: * High definition. Pretty amazing quality on good light conditions even when conected to a 32" Samsung LCD TV that is only HD Ready (not full 1080i) * 16x9 rather than...
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: 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 combination of ClearVid CMOS and x.v. Color standard makes the difference. Supposed to capture 1.8X colors more than the human eye can recognize and i agree with that. Your LCD with HDMI will blow your eyes (component is nice too).
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.