Summary: I purchased this camcorder some months back but wanted to really test it out before I posted a review/comments. The previous reviews below are very comprehensive and I cant see the point of repeating a lot. All I will say is that the I have not had a single problem with the camcorder.
Summary: Having done a lot of research before buying this and noting both general and specific comments regarding digital camcorders, I purchased this shortly before a trip to Viet Nam and started using it without reference to the manual. The cashback of £60 helped, but I would have purchased in any case.
Summary: The handycam is simple to use and takes good footage. Unfortunately processing the HD images opens a whole world of pain!!.Playback on the two computers I have tried, which both match the required specifications as detailed by Sony, is too jumpy to even view, let alone manipulate with the included...
Summary: Today I took the CX105ES out for a test drive to my local park, Ducks Swans water fountains ect ect, the day was quite sunny and after returning I watched the footage back on my Samsung 8000 Led TV via HDMI connection and I was blown away by the stunning quality, picture was very vivid which I like...
Small Smart and a great introduction into High Definition
31 October 2009
Excerpt: With a holiday to Florida looming I was torn between buying a small but cheaper range non HD camera or to take the plunge and go for an affordable HD range option. With technology always moving forward I went for the HD with the Sony Handycam HDR-CX105E. I was not disappointed.
Pros: A great value for money entry to HD filming
Cons: Will need a very powerful computer for editing .
Excerpt: This time, Sony has launched another unfeasibly small HD camcorder. HDR-factor CX105E have a more conventional form, but still impressive dimensioned.The CX105E greater than the TG3. Although only 40g heavier, the chassis is almost two times as thick.
Great little camera, forget the bundled software though
Gadget Junky, Amazon
5 October 2009
Summary: Where do I start? Amazon. Bought it here because they offered it for £377 rather then £599 in the shops. Plus I got the £50 cashback from Sony, this made it £327, for that price, I thought I'd give it a go...
Summary: Pros: Light and easy to carry around. Picture quality in good light is excellent. Software supplied is reasonably good for managing images but editing is very limited. Slow motion feature is fun but picture quality in this mode is poor.
Summary: I selected this HD camcorder after days of looking at reviews of others with a similar spec. and price, and am very pleased with my purchase. It's very easy to use, as my 8 year old grand-daughter found out, and the results are outstanding.