Summary: I hesitated between this item and the Sanyo equivalent. I used it for 3 months at which point the shutter failed to open and therefore I was unable to use at all. It was send back to Amazon who replaced it with a brand new one, great service there!
Grab it, grab it! With hands or a bargepole, grab it!
Brian K, Amazon
10 July 2009
Summary: Sony's HDR-TG3E camera is a stunning hand held device. I use footage downloaded in its original format, and freely intercut with MPEG footage from my larger Sony video camera (HVR-A1E), without any problems. The secrets, for me at least, are, edit mixed or unmixed footage with PowerDirector.
Summary: This is probably one of the worst purchases I've ever made. The Camcorder is fine, easy to use, small, compact and does what it says on the tin. It plays fine on my flat screen TV and computers.
Summary: Sony TG3 is a great product. Tiny size but fits well in the hand for filming as well as in the pocket (!) for storage though I would recommend the fitted case. The technology is all hidden in touch screen menus which I have not fully tapped into yet.
Excerpt: My first delve into non-tape recording. Always stuck by DV before as the quality is so good, but now editing software can cope well with non-tape data I decided to take the plunge. Even recording with standard definition I am delighted with the results.
Excerpt: What a great piece of engineering from Sony. This HD camcorder is so small yet feels very sturdy and has is built to a high standard. The basic manual is pretty concise, yet covers nearly all you need to know to operate it (the full manual is supplied on a CD).
Excerpt: I read the reviews and looked at the product spec before buying and I am delighted to say that the Sony TG3 handycam does exactly what I want. I have never owned a camcorder before but am comfortable with gadgets.
Excerpt: Always been a Sony videocam addict but this beats all of the others Ive owned by a long way. Picture and sound quality are excellent and it is so easy to use its unbelievable! Bundled software is a doddle to use and transferred my first recordings to Blu Ray Disc effortlessly albeit at more cost...