Summary: At first I was in love with this camera. It is lightweight enough to carry comfortably. I used it for still pictures and video on family vacation and was very happy with the results. However, after it was put away for 6 months I cannot record for more than a couple minutes without receiving an error message "buffer overflow" which stops the recording.
Great product for every one: from a regular person to a video pro.
29 December 2011
Summary: This is really the best camera I know. Image is excellent even walking or moving. It has everything. You forget all the problems of using a video camera: it is just wonderfull. The only thing the I find that could be better is that a special software is needed to get the files from the camera, instead of just use it as a hard drive and the fact that very few software programs have the capability of handling the HD files from this camera.
Cons: Main one is it will turn off by itself after 15 minutes of use, with DATA ERROR on the screen, then restart after a few seconds. After that, it turns off after fewer and fewer minutes, whether using battery or plugged into wall, with drop sensor off.
Summary: This camera provides a great picture in varied lighting conditions. My only complaint is the software. Burning HD movies (which is the point of this camera) is hard to impossible to do with the provided software as well as many different packages you can buy.
Excerpt: After researching on lots of option I decided to buy a new camcorder from the house of Sony. This is the sixth month since when I am using this brand new device. I must say it at the outset that I am not that much happy with this camcorder.
Summary: I agree with everything people have written about the excellent video quality of this camera. But I've found two things I don't like: 1) There is no neck strap, nor any way to attach one. I am getting one of those tethers that fastens to the tripod adapter screw, but that's not a very elegant solution, and the camera will dangle upside down. I'm a guy who goes on vacation with a video camera and a DSLR. So I need a way to let go of the video camera while shooting stills.
Summary: It's a good video cam that takes high quality stills. Has built in GPS which seems unnecessary. Zoom function is only optical X10 which is lacking in many applications. It has no digital hybrid zoom. Remote control works poorly with extremely short range. It is easy to operate and does take a nice high def video and picks up audio very well. The stills are great quality for a vid cam but zoom function is even more limited. All in all---- i'd buy it again.
Summary: I bought this camcorder because I always wanted a small camera that is easy to use, and I really like this camcorder because it's easy to use, has a very good image and you can shake the hand, the image does not shake, not I have nothing to complain about the purchase that I made a very good camcorder.