Pros Compact design
Cons Plagued with technical issues
Summary I took the camera out of the box, recharged it, inserted the memory stick, turned it on, and... "format error". Apparently this is a very recurring problem in this camera (saw dozens of similar reviews, but only after I bought it), and it basically forces you to format the memory card, and by the way lose all you've recorded so far. In my case, not even the formatting function of the camera was working! The screen freezes with the "formatting" message and stays there forever.
As I'm planning to go out in a trip in 2 days, I will return this camcorder and grab another one. I'm at least glad that I didn't find out about all these cronic problems during the trip.
Pros The potential is good and it is easy to carry.
Cons I tried two of these cameras, and neither worked. I did everything I was supposed to do, and it repeatedly froze up, refused to respond and ultimately did nothing it promised. Sony should be ashamed to put its name on this device.
Summary Do not buy this. It does not work reliably. I usually like Sony, and saw this as a better option than a flipcam. But I tried one, it didn't work, I traded it in and that one had the same problems. I suspect flimsy construction, but I'm not sure.
Pros I have had absolutely no problems with it except that Best Buy only sold Purple and I couldn't tell it was purple. You can use this as a webcam. Fast upload to computer. Works with Tri-pods.
Cons You have to take out the battery to charge.
Summary So far, I've had this for about 3 months and I LOVE IT. If you want an affordable, portable, easy to use camera than get this. Don't get Flip Cameras, or anything like that, this is MUCH better.
Pros Don't know. It doesn't work.
Cons Don't know. It doesn't work.
Summary Huge waste of time trying to deal with Sony and getting the camera to work. I was advised to ship it to Sony at my expense for repair. Brand new out of the box and I have to pay for shippping!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!!!! There are other options and Sony's inability to provide customer support is why I'm done with Sony products.