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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 362 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sony Handicam is an excellent choice for anyone.

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    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Picture quality, Video quality

    It's easy to use, yet produces excellent photos and videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camera for the price

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    This camera is really nice for the price you're paying. The image is great, it's easy to use, and it has a great zoom. Highly recommended.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camcorder, small and powerful

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    This replaced an older Sony CX-130 that I used for years. This one is better in almost every way, more on that later. The Good: It is smaller, lighter, and has a better zoom. The Bad: the video screen is smaller and harder to see, the battery life is much shorter (less than 1 hour), and you must buy new memory chips (the small XDSD's). The battery problem was easily fixed by purchasing (off brand) batteries on Amazon (2 for $13 with charger). The memory chips have never been cheaper. It took a 128 GB chip (that says it will record 2o+ hrs at HD quality!) that was less than $20. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camcorder

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    At first I didn’t like it, but of course after I read the instructions, it really works well. Love it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camera

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Realy like the internal memory. Plus the added SD card.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product.

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Best buy is a great company, and the camcorder is an excellent choice.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

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    I highly recommend this camera really good great quality 4K

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Sony HandyCam HD AV/CHD- no box, cords or battery

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    Posted .
    Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Picture quality, Projector mode

    This camcorder is really nice as far as the clarity of pics, videos and sound, it's easy to use too. I love the projection feature but for me the main reason for this purchase was because I was looking for a WiFi capable cam. This one claims to be but it's not a strong feature at all. An app has to be installed and can only be sent to smart phones, no PC's or anything like that. SonyHandyCam can only"WiFi" pictures (not video, which defeats the purpose) to a smart phone after a long and frustrating ritual that would usually result in one thing or another not being supported, etc. So this is not a good purchase for me. I did get it on sale because someone else had also returned it once and there were no cords, no battery, box or paperwork. I am returning this item because I needed a WiFi capable camcorder & I already have the basic Sony HandyCam that's almost identical to this one. In the instance this is being considered for purchase as a good basic home video cam, these Sony HandyCams are great, but if you need wireless features I don't recommend paying extra for this one only because it claims to be wireless capable and essentially is not. Nicolle-:) My answer is yes and no regarding recommending it to a friend. It completely depends on what the product is needed for.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      H Nicolle, thanks for the feedback. We're sorry that you're returning the camera but we do appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for it. We will forward your concerns to the right people. Thanks_Mitch

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Handycam

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    We haven’t used this camera yet. Have only bought Sony before and expect the best.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty well made

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    This camcorder is not too bad. i like that it has internal memory as well. The instructions need updating as they tell you that the max memory it will take is 64GB. However, I installed a 128GB memory card and it works! So buyers let it be known that this camcorder can support the 128GB memory card.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Many features

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    This one has a built in projection feature which I like best. Other features are also nice: 60 frames per second for 1920x1080p (full HD), wi-fi, 30x optical zoom etc. I think the f is 1.8, which allows in low light to capture. I think SONY is the best in camcorder, so does this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera, not great battery

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    Very good camera. Happy with this purchase, except for the fact that the battery life is so short.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Can't beat the Sony handycam

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    I would give this awesome LITTLE memory-capturing device a 5 star but only the reason for the 4 is ONLY because it does not have true night vision like my old Hi8 mm handycam (IR light with capture technology)... But I'm finding out that they don't make them too much like that anymore. Other than that, the projector, the HD, the options and many other features makes this budget-worthy handycam a Great deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Camera ok. Streaming impaired.

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    I chose this particular camera because it was supposed to be enabled for easy and free streaming using Ustream. However, Ustream is no longer free and any other streaming requires additional hardware. It took a while to figure this out, or I would have returned the product. So, while one can get a trial membership in Ustream, if you want to use it after 30 days, it costs at least $100/month.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Sony Handycam

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    This camcorder is being used in an Education setting and is working out great

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice camera

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    The camera is extremely east to use. I am looking forward to putting a lot of miles on it.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

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    Takes quality HD video up close and from a distance. Handles a 128 GB memory card very well. The projector not only works but gives a very clear image. I've used the on camera projector to show presentations and game video.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Product is great, cutomer service sucked

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    Not only did I have to get to the point of demanding to speak with store manager after trying to get assistance, several employees looked at me, walked right on by and didn't even acknowledge me. I had went to customer service to request help, the lady did call out to get me help but it took me getting manager to get help. and no the store was not busy several employees were walking around or talking with each other. In should have walked out and went somewhere else.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My daughter loves it!

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    I gave this to my daughter for Christmas. She is an aspiring actress and needed a better camera for filming. She was tired of using her iPhone for this. She says it works great and really loves it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Good camera for our needs

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    One of the few lower end camcorders available in store at my local location that matched our needs. This model unlike its predecessors allows live streaming of video from the camera via compact hdmi to our video system. If you want to output video as composite, be advised there is a special cable required that is not carried by BestBuy.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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