Pros An excellent replacement for my old Sony camcorder. From power on to recording is less than 2 secs. Colors vivid, max HD makes for awesome vids. Plug it into your Sony laptop and they are instant friends. USB file transfer to computer is super fast.
Cons Doesn't do well in low light. Image stabilization doesn't. Button placement drives me crazy. Noisy autofocus.
Summary Sony has discontinued this recently. Phones have just gotten too good. As I don't use my phone much and its really old, this is perfect for me to make You Tube vids. Not worth $200, but Staples has then on clearance so get them while you can!