Pros Awesome video and a slow motion feature. Great night vision and stills are fantastic
Cons WILL NOT WORK WITH A MAC! Sony missed the mark here when all the best video editing software is on a Mac and you cant even use it. I have to return mine for that alone even though I own a pc too
Summary The camera works great and if you have a pc and have some video editing for that then you should be good. I cant believe there is no compatibility for macs for this camera or the fact that they dont put that on the advertisement. I have to take mine back because the editing on the mac is so much better, I just have to have a camera that will allow me to use it.
Pros the camera is small and compact. i like the lcd display - it's very clear and bright. it has hdmi, component and rca outputs. yiu can burn high definition videos to regular dvd recordable discs (bu
Cons no regular viewfinder, the colors are not very accurate - images appear a bit washed out. NO EDITING SOFTWARE INCLUDED!
Summary i think this camera is overpriced for it's features and performance. the biggest disappointment is the lack of hd editing software. there is a simple software program that allows you to burn dvds, but as far as transitions, trimming and effects; you will have a hard time creating any very creative videos in hd. the images are very sharp if captured in bright lighting. when shooting inside, the quality of the images isn't that great. also, i notice a backlighting problem. overall, it's a good cam and i'm going to keep it; but it's very pricey for what it delivers.
Pros Quality of images
Cons No good editing software
Summary I've had this for about a week now and am returning it. I consider myself a somewhat competent user but this must rank as one of my most uninformed buys. I went with the brand this time trusting that Sony would be great - being the owber of several Sony laptops and other devices.
I have to say that the videos you take are very difficult to work with. I just do not see the logic in NOT having editing software along with the product. Sony missed a HUGE trick here.
You have to ask yourself the following questions:
1. Do you want to muck around for hours trying to work with the videos?
2. Do you want to spend more money on editing and conversion software that doesn't do a great job any way?
3. Do you not want to burn DVDs in a really easy way?
If the answer to any question is 'no' (mine is a resounding 'no' to all three questions) then this camcorder is very frustrating to use. I am returning it tomorrow. Sorry Sony - maybe I am not the kind of end user this is for but it STILL seems very non-user-friendly.
Hope this helps somebody out there
Pros Fairly easy to use and small
Cons The software it comes with is ridiculous
Summary Camera comes with a program Picture Motion Browser. Its is a nightmare trying to install it on your computer (You cant use the original disk) You have to go to the website and download a utility and the do the update. And without a sony tech its horrible. And of course they want to charge you for a phone call. I cant believe a company as big as sony cant get it right. I wouldnt buy sony again
Pros -great video
-easy to use, my mother can use it...
-I have a 3 year master protection agreement I can get it replaced with the new model at any time if they can't fix it.
Cons -battery life
-comes with software only compatible with PC (but it still works fine with other software including imovie)
Summary Great camera, gives amateur film makers a hope, and is perfect to capture memories of the family