Summary: Two comments. If your computer is a MAC, it is almost impossible to transfer movies from the camcorder to the MAC. I just spoke with an Apple rep. Needless to say, I am extremely disappointed. (If I were to rate this product, it would be 1 star.) I have yet to see my movie on my computer.
Summary: My specific model is the HDR-XR350E. A decent little camera, I had it for a few years now. I purchased it since I didn't want to fiddle with SD cards. First of all, the 1080p (HD) recording renders HORRIBLY, the video, in my case, feels "jittery", so I only record in SD, which is fine in my case.
Summary: very nice and compact; however, reading the screen menu is a little difficult - print very small. Would be nice to have a computer interface that would allow using the menu options from the computer. Great picture. Needed to add a blu-tooth mic to pick up voice at a distance.
Summary: THIS IS AN AWESOME CAMCORDER AND EXCELLENT VALUE. I STARTED TO GIVE IT 4 STARS BECAUSE OF THE PLACEMENT OF THE AC CHARGER ON THE CAMERA AND I MUST SAY THAT THE QUALITY OF THE PHOTOS COULD BE BETTER.
Summary: I have used this camcorder for a year and a half. This is a great camcorder! The picture is awesome and the stabilizer is very effective. The camcorder has an incrediable zoom lense on it. The focus works very quick too.