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4.0 out of 5 stars
Compact Quality Camcorder - Excellent Price on Amazon, 26 May 2009
With two toddlers I just wanted a compact camcorder that is easy to use, well made with a quality picture. This is my first camcorder and I am delighted with it. I have used it on a number of day trips now and have found it to be ideal for quickly capturing those amusing incidents. As a real bonus, when in fully automatic "easy" mode to get filming you simply have to open up the viewing screen, open the lens (it will remind you) and press record - no longer than about 5 seconds. Excellent! It also has a powerful 60 X Zoom which is easily controlled with your forefinger and the 60 GB Hard Drive means you do not have to worry about memory cards.
The only reason that I have not given it 5 stars is that SONY only provide it with a 90 min battery which could be limiting if you are away from a power source. I bought in addition the SONY NP-FH50 battery (145 min) (from Amazon NOT SONY!!) and carry both in the Lowepro Clips 100 Camcorder Case which I also bought online for less than £10 inc P&P. The Camcorder Case can easily fit all leads for downloading and TV viewing as well as the adaptor for recharging and enables the camcorder to fit snugly at the top.
In summary - I am delighted with this lightweight quality piece of kit which is easy to use. Recommended!!