You can transfer mpeg-2s directly to your computer
Bad video quality, focus problem
I bought this camera for mother’s day for my wife. I figured I would save some time skipping the whole process of converting to mpeg-2 and got a better video quality at the same time, as this is 1 megapixel and my current Hi-8 is only 0.3. I ... Read full review
I bought this camera for mother’s day for my wife. I figured I would save some time skipping the whole process of converting to mpeg-2 and got a better video quality at the same time, as this is 1 megapixel and my current Hi-8 is only 0.3. I was so wrong!!!
This camera is a completely waste of money.
Video quality was so bad that I started blaming myself for not reading the instructions. I started playing with the different video settings. The ‘twilight’ helps indoors but you can notice a lot of background noise, and the focus starts behaving very awkward: slow to focus and losing the focus even while positioned at the same subject. Colors are on the dark side, sharp image, but not very bright. The ‘sports’ mode doesn’t have the focus problem, but you need a lot of light to use it, forget about using it indoors. You cannot walk from a lighted area to a less lighted area and expect a smooth transition and auto adjustment, it’s not gonna happen, you will need to use the menus while walking. Struggling with the colors problem I tried the ‘auto’ and ‘one-push’ white balance, the latter helped a little bit, but still not good. I shoot comparison footage of my old Hi-8 and the SR62 in the same place under the same conditions and old horse still behave better in low light, with less video noise and with better colors. I wish the guys at camcorderinfo.com had a review of this camera, but they don’t. I wouldn’t have wasted my money.
Yes, you can transfer mpeg-2s directly to your computer and burn a DVD in seconds, but that’s it.
I returned it to the store.