Summary: i cant really write a review on this product i waited for a month for it to be sent never was and so i returned it. i know this is an awesome camcorder from all my research i wish i would have gotten it. instead i bought a dslr but they only record video for 10 minutes at a time . i would buy this camcorder with out fear its a great camcorder. if you can get it refurbished or cheap than it would be worth it for sure.
Summary: It works very well. The image is clear and in HD. The zoom (42x) is perfect to take those distant scenes, such as the kids' playing, or animals at zoo, and so on. The main advantage is its 160GB of internal storage, so I can shoot for hours and hours, without worrying to clear the disk. Also, the software that comes with it is easy to use. It organizes the videos by date, so one can edit by chronological order. It is very easy to burn a DVD or Bluray as well.
Summary: After two months of use primarily for sporting events the camcorder has worked very well. Video quality is the best I have ever seen with a consumer type camera. The product also has several nice features that enhance the video experience. The only drawback, which kept me from giving the camcorder a five star rating, is that the camera is small and if you have large hands, the hand strap is small and the zoom controls are awkward to use initially.
Summary: As applicable for all items this product (HDR-XR160) also as has pros & cons. PROS: 1. 30x optical zoom is simply amazing. 2. Highest clarity (27Mbps) HD video gives you stunningly clear picture quality. Especially in daylight/outdoor. 3. Different scene modes serve the usual needs. Eg. Fireowrks, Twilight etc. 4. 5.1 channel capture is a great to have feature. 5. Directional mic works well & audio clarity is crystal clear. 6.
Summary: bought for personal use nice look and easy to use it was a good one. i think it is better than others. so far it is working good, but i think i can better judge it when i will use it more and more in the night the pic was not so clear, i used it once in a marriage. it didnt give me that good result in the dark. or may be i dont know how to use it in the dark. anyway, overall it is good so far.
You definitly get your moneys worth with this bundled deal
13 August 2011
Summary: I've read that some people have had trouble using this camcorder in bright outdoor settings, but I have yet to be given any trouble under these conditions. The battery that comes with the camcorder is only good for about an hour under maximum video settings so I'm glad for the included extra battery. Overall I'd say that this package came at a good price considering what it would have cost me just for the camcorder alone including tax.