"Light, fast, easy to use, and shoots great vide."5.0 starson by macfan100
Pros: records in high definition, small, easy to use, takes pictures while recording without interrupting your videos, and the best part is that it works great on a mac!
Cons: Confusing software for the PC
Summary: In five years this is going to be my third sony handycam. The HDR-CX12 is the best one I have used so far. The picture quality is great, I can carry the camera anywhere, and it is super fast! However, one of the best characteristics about this camera is that I can take good quality still pictures directly into my flash card while recording video without interruptions.
Mac fans, this is great camera to buy and use with imovie '08 or Final Cut Express 4. I tried to use the software that came with it on my PC but it was confusing and I couldn't figure out how to download the video to the hard drive. But as soon as I hooked the USB cable to my macbook pro the camera was recognized and within a few minutes I started editing my clips without loading any especial software to support AVCHD!
I still haven't used all the featured in the camera but I was able to record and make a movie for a friend with ease. So far I am very happy with my purchase.