Pros I purchased the Sony HDR-XR520 so I now only carry 'one' Camera. 12Mpx stills that I can capture on my 16Gig removable Memory stick pro duo. Up to 44 hrs of HD Video on the internal hard dirve. The HD Video can be recorded on the Memory Stick Also!
Cons Only the Sony Battery will work. I purchased an 'after market' one on line. It had all the same Physical and Voltage indentical requirements... BUT... SONY put a "Propriaty Chip".. in their Battery. The other one gave a "Bat Not Compatible" message.
Summary Bought this one on line with free shipping and was completely satisfied with the Technical Aspects of this Sony Cam Corder. Its ease of use... makes it a dream. Thanks, Roger / Florida /USA.
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Pros Massive Storage
3.5" LCD screen
Cons Interpolated to the max. About double its true pixel count.
Low 16Mbs bit rate at its highest quality setting, not enough.Other brands are up to 24Mbs now.
Summary The Sony's are still at 16Mbs while brands such as JVC are now up to 24Mbs. Bit rate is as important as the processing. The higher bit rates are needed for fast moving scenes and when details are needed.Too expensive
Sony claims 12MP capabilities ??? What with a 6.6MP sensor. How does that work. Interpolated to the MAX. (The pixels are artificially created). This happened to the previous model HSR-SR12 as well and I found the picture quality to be poor.
Interested to see how this new Exmor sensor perfoms when it is reviewed.
Updated on Feb 10, 2009