32GB Full HD Camcorder with Projector
More Zoom Please & kill the NAG!
Nice camera, would love to have more zoom. The viewfinder it small and the image is dark and hard to see in the viewfinder, but I'm just glad it at least has one, but for the money this thing costs you would think it would be a little nicer. Also the manual focus works great, however when you take active video like I do, every time you accidently touch the manual focus dial you get a big flag "NAG" that covers the entire screen that says " Focus Auto, press Manual to adjust using dial" This happens quite often when you're shooting active shots. You can't help but touch the dial once in awhile. When this happens you can't see the subject you're shooting any longer through the flag which makes it hard when you're tracking a fast moving subject. There is no way to turn this off. I'm ready to throw it out in front of a truck!!!
May 13, 2013
If you're looking for a Viewfinder don't buy this
I bought this camcorder to replace my Panasonic X-900M which I love, but, was looking to try out the Sony for the image stabilization. Stabilization is a little better, however the Viewfinder is POOR! It's dark & small, lets too much sunlight in around it. It also moves up and down on you when you're not expecting it. It's difficult to find a moving object in it. I can't find a way to turn on grid lines in the viewfinder like the Panasonic to help keep a fast moving subject in the center. Also they put the zoom controls on the display right in the middle of the left side so it hides part of your subject and make it hard to keep it centered. The Panasonic EVF is by far better. I'm spoiled with zoom on the Panasonic so the Sony does not have enough zoom. The supplied software makes you take too many steps to edit and combine movies. Panasonic's supplied software is better. I do like the manual focus better on the Sony. It's much easier to use. If they would fix the viewfinder I would give it 5 stars.
April 14, 2013
Great Quality Camera
I've only had this camcorder for a week and I love it. The HD recording is excellent. This is a big upgrade from my other camcorder. Here is some test footage for anyone looking to buy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gswJikaoL-k
March 17, 2013
I have owned this camera for a week and have used it a lot. Everything that it offers works great. My daughter had a winter concert and we were stuck way in back. I had to zoom fully to take video and still shots. The outcome of the quality was incredible. Totally love this camera.
March 3, 2013