Summary: I waited to do the review on this until I could use it a lot and give a good review. The camera is easy to use, the touch screen works well, and the menu is very intuitive. Linking and downloading to the computer also works well. I cant accurately comment on battery life as I purchased a larger battery right from the get go and I can get a day out of that easily with lots of stand by time and active filming.
Entry-Level Camcorder With AVERAGE-ONLY Video Quality
23 April 2012
Summary: 160GB HDD storage! 5.1 surround sound! Built-In USB! GPS! So those are the positives and they are somewhat impressive. However, keep in mind that it is HDD storage and NOT solid state memory. You'll need to insert a SD card into the included SD card slot if you want solid state memory. Sony has decided to place the microphone pickups right at the front (under the lens) which means that you are near certain to pickup wind noise while recording.
Summary: This camera is perfect for anybody going on holiday to a hot and sunny beach, but if you want to use it in this country, when they days are not always so bright, or if you want to use it indoors during the evening, its a bit lacking. The colours are also a bit drab when compared to a similar priced Panasonic. A found the amount of grain and noise on lower light images very disapointing.
für mich fehlt absolut der optische Sucher, um beim Zoomen weniger zu wackeln, bzw. die Sonneneinstrahlung zu vermeiden.
Sigrid Scheffel, Amazon
18 December 2012
Summary: bisher verwendete ich die Sony CMOS mit der 100 GB-Festplatte und beweglichem opt. Sucher. Hier hatte ich beim Heranzoomen 3-fachen Halt, ohne Stativ, nämlich beide Hände und meinen Kopf, der die Verwacklung abminderte. So konnte ich meine Filmsequenzen fast immer ohne viel zu schneiden zum Kurzfilm zusammensetzen.