Summary: I won't comment on the picture, etc. Or the user interface. Or the fact that you have to separately purchase a memory stick. Or the ridiculous 25-minute continuous recording limit. I want to comment on the sound. I go to a lot of concerts and parties where musicians are playing. I figured this would be perfect for capturing the live sound - compact, rotating len, etc.
Summary: I bought this Webbie HD MP4 Camera from Sony Style Sales directly. I have to return it after keeping it for about 10 days upon the following reasons: 1. I have to fully re-charge the battery each time right before I use it, the battery life-time is so short and it only lasts less than 1 hour even in stand-by mode; 2. It is not user-friendly product, it took me a couple of days to figure it out how to read the files in PC; 3.
Summary: I bought this for my son so that he could put videos on youtube. He never got to use it because within the first 15 minutes of me figuring out how to work the camera, I got a "format error." I was using a SanDisk memory card. I got ahold of Sony tech support and the somewhat rude tech told me that I had to use the Sony brand card. When I told him that I wasn't much interested in buying a $40 memory card to troubleshoot the camera, he offered to do a RMA.
Summary: i am sooo disappointment. the picture is very dark & the cality very low i thought i bought a Video cam but believe me your cell phone cam. will be better at least you will save $149! the picture are hazy - the night mode is the same to the normal mode. i dont know why they did it. maybe just to give you more option or to make us feel it will get better! i was comparing between this one & the flip! but it seem that i lost...
Huge Disappointment - Mine is boxed and ready to return
Ms. Berri "Berri", Amazon
7 January 2010
Summary: I purchased hoping to take photos of our dogs playing in the snow. After charging the required 300 minutes, Sony still is very slow to respond. After adjusting for a low light setting, there still wasn't sufficient light to take photos or videos. Maybe in Miami in July at high noon I could get a well-lit video. Not mid-morning on a snowy day. Not inside. Oh, and wait a few seconds between making each selection. My old, arthritic dog responds faster to commands.
Summary: The rotating lens and individual record buttons for movie or photo are really great features. Unfortunately the camera itself does horrible in average indoor lighting conditions. There is no built in light and the "Low Light" mode does not help at all. This camera would be great if you only need it outdoors or you keep your indoors ridiculously bright. My cell phone takes better quality video indoors.
The Worst Sony Product I purchase over past 15 years
Brian A. Kubik, Amazon
26 December 2009
Summary: I purchase ths Webbie HD because of its compact size; however the quality of this Sony camera is worst than camera I purchase in last 15 years. Does Sony know that this camera lacks the ability to have a stable picture. The only way this camera may be use if you mount it on a tripod, but this defeats the portability benefit. Take my word that a throw away camera is better purchase than buying this knockoff brand of Sony.
Summary: I bought two of this camcorder, one for myself and one for a friend. Mine worked fine the first day I opened it, but the very next day, it stopped working. The screen stayed black with SONY logo on it for 5 min. All the buttons stopped working! So, I tried the second camcorder I bought for a friend, but exactly the same problem happened. I returned both camcorders.