Excellent Camera! Still a great camcorder for a 2009 Model!
Charles Smith, Amazon
25 June 2014
Summary: This camcorder is great for everyday use as for average users as well as semi-professionals. I'd say that Sony Handycams are the best consumer level camcorders with cutting edge technology and rich vibrant HD video quality.
Summary: I love this camera, and i abused it. I took it with me to Afghanistan and many operations. its a little beat up but still continues to get phenomenal pictures/video. Oh, and when i upload my pictures to my mac, it will display location and time and much info.
Summary: I recently purchased this and have to say that in my opinion it was a great buy! Love all the features that it has to offer, especially the NightShot feature. I also ordered a couple IR lights to go with this camcorder to enhance the NightShot feature, without the extra IR lights the camcorder can...
Summary: I have the privilege of using this camcorder at our church to record services and other events. There are many great features on this camera and to be honest I haven't even touched half of them. The recording is smooth and focusing is quick.
Summary: this was supposed to arrive at my house in april 19 to the 22nd, and i had standard shipping, and it came LITERALLY OVERNIGHT! i was pretty shocked to see it in my front door! lol.... but yes, i havent used it yet, and it seems to work right! but im just happy it was pretty fast!
Summary: I've been waiting for the price of HD camcorders to come down a bit before buying one. A few weeks ago I stopped by a Sony outlet to pick up a charger for my cybershot, and they had the HDR-XR200v on sale for $599. I knew this camcorder was selling for closer to $1000 not too long ago.
Great Camera but indoor in even average light is crappy.
M. Meyer, Amazon
15 January 2010
Summary: I love the camera and all of its features but you should upgrade all the lights in your family room to 120 watt bulbs if you wanna even get close to capturing a decent picture. But it should be known that most digital cameras lack in this area.
Summary: I bought this HD camera after buying (and returning) a Sony DCR-SR47 SD camcorder. Differences are notorious (as well as the prices). DCR-SR47 camera simple didn't covered my expectations in terms of video quality. However, the HDR-XR200V did fully covered them.
Summary: I purchased this camera at Christmas and really like the picture quality and ease of use. It doesn't give top performance in normal room lighting so my next purchase will be a video light. Outdoors it is very good, and the steadyhot feature allows handheld operation without any shake.