Summary: I've used this Camera for years now, its solid, it does its job, and it produces great footage. But it is getting dated with current technology. Still a good choice for projects, and in the right price range.
Summary: Pros: -Small body, great for mobility. (body itself weighs less than 2 lbs) -XLR audio adapter included for dual stereo channel audio recording with several external and digital customized settings. -shotgun mic included, plus has mic/line output. Shotgun picks up well. *Great cam for audio!
Summary: The HVR-A1U is a decent camera that is easy to carry around. The picture quality is fair for the price, but the mobility factor and ease of use is a definite perk that makes it worth the buy. A lapel mic would be advised for interviews and quality audio recording.
Summary: My first impression was that the camera was very small, but thinking well for what I need is the perfect. Weddings and sweet 16, and family videos is my thing. New Camcorders are so small, it is logical that the HVR-A1U, is a small camera at professional level.
Summary: hd cameras are expensive. this prosumer model is a cheaper alternative to all the glam, but actully does a very good job shooting hd video. i have used mine to create green screen videos, travel videos, and other little youtube videos.