"Not the best for recording sports"2.5 starson by r975video
Pros: Good customer support from Sony, large screen, plenty of flash memory.
Cons: Viewfinder could be a little larger and with rubber cups versus hard plastic, intellifocus and image stabilizer works but not suitable for action sports, video software is very limited in what it can do. Factory battery lasts less than an hour.
Summary: I am very disappointed in this camera's ability to record action sports. Tried using both viewfinder and screen to track the action. Tried using all three image stabilzer settings, using monopod and tripod. The software is very limited in what it can do compared to off the shelf software video software. Contacted customer support and they were helpful but acknowledged software cannot do many things I was wanting to do with video clips.Just got done reviewing 16 hours of game footage to put together a collection of video clips for the team. Converted the AVCHD video clips to high quality DVD and I was surprised at the poor quality of the DVD when played on my 1080 HDTV. Called customer support and they acknowledged that the conversion process degrades the quality of the video and the larger the screen, the grainer the picture will be. Should have a bought a Canon.
Updated on Nov 9, 2010