Summary: When the item arrived I quickly realized that the enclosed camcorder was not an xr100. Unfortunately the seller doesn't have the correct item so I will have to settle for a refund. As always, check to see that you received the correct item. BTW I am happy with the cx100 & 5 xr100s that I currently own.
Summary: I just used this cam twice to records a soccer tournament of my children. After working properly for a while, it started to display a blue screen and stopped recording and displaying error messages. And it happened during the two trials. The worst was that I lost the opportunity to record the final play of one of my kids where they got a championship! I just have contacted seller to return the item.
Summary: I've used this camera for year and it's still impressive. Quick and easy to use. Light weight and compact. Excellent HD image. Good battery life. No tapes to bother. I just off load all video to my computer via USB. Highly recommended.
Summary: I am Glad I bought this Camcorder in time for my grand daughters's first Birth Day, and my 65the birthday. I am an experience camcorder use - since VHS bulky (Panasonic) one to small cartridge tape(Canon. this is my first HD camcorder and Amazon price was the lowest for the highest quality cancoder with 80GB hard drive. Movie quality is the best, sharp clear and picture qaulity great.
Pros: If you are an employee or major sharheholder of Sony, this is for you. Everyone else, avoid the brand.
Cons: Sony products can not be used with Macs (without major workarounds), and the literature and instructions for use are deliberatly misleading in this regard. Moreover, the default HD files can not be burned to use with a DVD player - only a Blu-Ray.