Summary: This was the first camcorder I ever bought. I chose it after looking at many. Initially, it worked fairly well. I bought it because I am a singer and I could set it up in front of the stage and use the remote control, not having to ask someone in the crowd to push a button or hire an expensive videographer to do the work.
Summary: We owned an old Sony that was pretty big and taped on mini DVR. I loved that camera in spite of those things because the quality of the video and audio was awesome. Unfortunately, after 10 years of faithful duty, many travels, 2 kids, 2 dogs the batteries wouldn't hold a charge and Sony had discontinued the model, so no replacement parts. My husband is a professional film and video cameraman and he has a professional camera.