Small, punches above its weight, issues in low light and audio.
6 July 2011
Excerpt: "...large. The menu system is typical Sony - simple, intuitive and very easy to use. Settings are simple to understand; this is especially the case if you need to drop the resolution from 1080p to 720p and save space on the card. Needlesstosay, after the test runs, we took the unit to New York for the real thing. In low-light, pouring rain from the start this camera performed to an excellent standard. We took bus tours, boat trips and spent nights ...
Pros: Simple to use, great picture quality, good battery life .
Cons: Audio in the wind, screen - auto - rotation issues .
Summary: Got one for Christmas. Was immediately impressed by how easy to pick up and use this camera is. Perfect for slipping in your pocket and pulling out and shooting within seconds. BUT as soon as I played back any clips I'd made, there is a constant loud motor noise on all recordings. Seems obvious to me that the poorly configured on-board mic is recording the internal sound of the constantly (and slowly) auto focusing lens motor. Took it back to Jessops.
Pros: Couldn't be more intuitive to use.
Cons: Loud motor noise renders the audio of all recordings useless. Don't expect customer care from Sony.
Summary: the price was good,i went to currys and aked the assistant for the best,easy and compact camcorder and he suggested this one,but it`s a pain to download to cd or dvd,also you can`t see what you`r veidioing when you`r out and about co`s there isn`t any eye focus in it..i might be doing it wrong!!!
Pros: size and quality if photos x viedios
Cons: not easy to transfer from comp to dvd or cd.! and also you can`t see what you`r vedioing when you`r on hols etc!!
Summary: This is an awesome camcorder. Takes photos and great video. Its easy to use and great for a novice. Although this camera is not made anymore, its worth the hunt to find if you can find it. I wish it had different lighting exposures so that you can film in darker settings, but as long as you have good lighting you'l be fine. It does so much more than most pocket camcorders and even has optical zoom!