Summary: Great piece of gear. Very reliable, and flexible as well. I haven't really put it through its paces yet but so far, so good. And reviews online are stellar. Which was the determining factor in my decision to buy it.
Excerpt: I purchased this camcorder in the spring in plans to film our family vacation in the summer. The camera was used very sparingly prior to our trip--enough to familiarize myself with how it worked and shoot some test footage.
Summary: I am still in the process of learning what all this camera can do, but I already love it. I spent nearly a month researching the capabilities of this camera before I finally took the plunge, and so far, I'm not disappointed.
Excerpt: Picture quality is great, assuming the scene is well-lit. The floating assembly is amazing to watch and really makes a difference in the steadiness of the shot. Most of my work will be on a tripod, but I might venture off the tripod with this feature available.The projector image is a bit dimmer...
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom
Cons: Controls Are Cramped, Manual Dial Behind Hood, No Included Lanc Cable, Poor In Low Light, Projector Is Dim
Amazing features and quality in such a small package.
25 January 2014
Summary: Length:: 0:48 Mins * Video has a few random clips from the zoo using the setup I describe below. In post I added a little contrast and saturation so the footage would pop a little more. All done handheld, some with IS on, some off. Most were in very low light as well.
Excerpt: I use this for short documentaries and promotional videos. I have used a number of camcorders and DSLR's in the past. The DSLR (I use a Nikon D7000) shoots some great video, but as a one man show, I found that when trying to capture things run and gun style, I would miss shots trying to get the...
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality
Excerpt: I use this camera to produce a top end outdoor show distributed to several online sites along with the commercials that go into those shows. I've been using it for about 5 months so far.I purchased the Panasonic AC-90 over this camera at first because the Sony NX-30 was so small.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Excerpt: My EX1 is too bulky and heavy to enjoy using hiking, especially with sticks. Sony Pro technical support recommended this camera, and I bought it the day before a three-week trip and read the manual on the plane.I was amazed at how easy it is to use and especially by how intuitive the focus is.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Lightweight, Very Good Automatic Focus