"BARELY THERE HD, WIND NOISE, ENTRY-LEVEL CAMCORDER"2.5 starson by IFLYMAUI
Pros: Sony menu still is one of the best with quick responsive commands and a wonderful interface. Sony build quality is very good. Excellent (did I say EXCELLENT) image stabilization!
Cons: Everything was SOFT in HD quality. Nothing was sharp at a distance until you came in really close and then there was detail. It always appeared to be standard defination both inside and out.
Summary: Just not worth the $450 to $500 range (Costco had it in June 2011 at $450 with a free case).