"SD card handycams are poor-may want to try other brand."1.0 starson by kk1013kk
Pros: There is none.
Cons: Have to use multiple cables and develop a reationship with Sony helpline in order to record your recordings to playable dvd, and its not HD as promised. Seems like they are promoting you to by Blu-ray players in order to view your media. Retro tech.
Summary: RETRO. Technology has gone back 20 years. Very disappointed with the HDR-CX190. In order to record media to playable discs, etc, you have to purchase for $200.00 the Multifunction DVD Recorder VRD-MC6. You must develop a relationship with the Sony help line in order to get your recording to playable discs, etc. Does not record to playable discs the HD quality as promised. For example, after recording a football game that has 1 hour of footage, you must connect multiple cables from the HDR-CX190 to the VRD-MC6 and record from the camera for the one hour or the amount of footage you filmed, OMG, its a portable VCR/DVD recorder (retro 101). Seems like all handycams have gone to SD recording and if they all require this multi-cable multi-relationships to get want you wanted, this newly developed technology will suck for the next 5 years or so. Previously had an Hitachi DVD Cam recorder were you use DVD-RW 1.4GB discs to record with, and if you had an hour of footage, it would take 3 minutes to burn the entire recording to playable high quality disc--finalizing a disc took 3 minutes. Its ashame that this camera died for me and Hitachi is out of business. Another story. Inserted and SD card into the VRD-MC6, the sd card has 2400 pictures on it. The VRD-MC6 can not read SD cards with 2000+ pictures--looks like I'll have to call my friend at the Sony help center again--by the way they are having Christmas with us since we built a great phone relationship--so looks like I'll RETRO back to Walmart and place my SD card in their machine and burn a disc and print pictures. Good luck everyone--RETRO---RETRO--RETRO