Sony DCRSX15EB Handycam Camcorder - Black (50x Optical Zoom, 0.8 MP, 2.7 inch LCD) I bought this having used a video camera with film for years. The built in hard drive is great. The camera is easy to use and when downloaded, the videos can be edited using my existing software - for me a big plus factor. Downloading onto the computer is a breeze. The only slight niggle is it is less easy to use the play option to view what I have shot than my old camera. Pleased with the purchase and the price
Ive decided i will just give you the facts and figures and give a small overview but you can make your mind up! Pros- 1. Small/Light 2. Easy to use 3. Really Good Zoom! 4. Excellent Battery Life and just plug in to charge (No fiddling about with batteries) 5. Good light on the front of camera 6. Good quality sound produced 7. Manual and Auto focus 8. CHEAP!
Cons- 1. Manual lens cover is a bit annoying... but manageable 2. Not very good image quality in low lighting but for the price you're paying!
OVERALL.... a well worth it product for a first time video camera owner. But if you are looking for those pristine shots and crystal sound quality i would advise spending another £50 on a HD sony camcorder because in my opinion they are the best! But i will definitely use this camera a lot!
I bought this camcorder as I was on a tight budget but it IS NOT A BUDGET CAMERA fantastic stills super video and very easy to use (and I'm rubbish with gadgets being over 55 yrs old ) the cam feels solid in your hand, but light enough to manover easily,the controls are simple and the screen bright and easy to see. All in all I have used this camera for 4 months now and truly can't fault it even the battery life is far better than most others I've tried giving 2+hrs recording time no problem.