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To Buy Or Not To BUY??
I have read the entire Operating Guide, very ease to understand. For the money the DCR-SR68 seems to be a good deal. It seems to do all that it says that it will...Read complete review
I have read the entire Operating Guide, very ease to understand. For the money the DCR-SR68 seems to be a good deal. It seems to do all that it says that it will do. The Carl Zeiss Lens is exceptional and the 60X Zoom is also very good. However, the available Accessories Prices seem to be slightly Over Priced. If you buy almost any additonal accessories then the Price Value of the DCR-SR68 goes out the window., mainly because the main accessories will cost much more than the actual purchase price of the Camcorder. So if you just want to do just the basics with no Add-On Accessories then it is a good buy, but if you want to do much more than just the basics then the cost will double very quickly. My biggest issue is the Very Limited Editing Software bundle that comes with the DCR-SR68. Very, very, basic with no bells or whistles. The LCD Light on board is a great idea but lacks enough candlepower to really get the job done when needed. Overall good product for the money. Oh, YES, I DID BUY, I got the RED ONE.
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Not Recommended for taking Photo's.
I just recieved this as a Christmas present, and my joy turned to dissapointment pretty quick. I plan to only use this for taking videos as the photo feature on this model are...Read complete review
I just recieved this as a Christmas present, and my joy turned to dissapointment pretty quick. I plan to only use this for taking videos as the photo feature on this model are terrible, which means I'm now going to have to carry along a Camera to take pictures, which sort of defeats the purpose of having something that does both. As I said "Just for videos", I'll stick with my Kodak Z650 for pictures, If the Kodak Z650 took better video, I'd most likely return the HDD HandyCam. Too Bad you can't choose the gifts you get,eh.
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Not easy to down load to MAC
Comments about Sony DCR-SR68 Blue 80GB Hard Disk Drive Camcorder:
I had a Windows PC when I first go this cam corder and it worked great!! Now that I have a MAC, it is almost IMPOSSIBLE to download videos to the MAC. You have to import them to your hard drive then import them into iVideo. I do not want to take up hard disk space, I just want to burn them to my DVD burner on MAC - no can do. I I then created an imovie video w/ pictures and video and it took over night to render to burn. Then the quality sucked on the DVD. I have 2 years of video on the camcorder, and now my memory is full. I've had to deleted video in order to capture new stuff. I am not please at all in the way in which this performs with a MAC. Not a good job Sony...very disappointed as I have had many sony camcorders, this is my 3rd. I totally regret buying this hard drive camcorder.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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from toledo, ohio
I am very unhappy with this camera...I am having a difficult time sending the video into my computer...I go through the book, and follow instructions, but it's not very easy... I would not recommend this camera...
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Excellent product for the price
from United States of America
I bought this Handycam for recording my sons sporting events, family events and other special occassions. Had the Handycam for about 1 month or less easy to used and a lot of great features. You must buy additional battery packs so you don't miss important videos or pictures. Do not buy the supplied battery NP 30 as an extra would be a wasted of money. Once again overall a great purchased for $242.99 way below list price of $329.99.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
from Atlanta, Ga
I bought the camera 2 years ago and may i say worst mistake ever. The video quality is choppy and barely works at a good angle. When you burn the file onto a dvd the video is small.
from Philadelphia Pa.
After reading some of the reviews before I bought this camera wasn't sure it was the right one for what I wanted to do with it, but so far I haven't found anything negative about it.
good value great camera
from San Antonio, TX
this is for my handy cam with a monster hard drive in it. this camera is great with a solid picture and super easy to use it also has lost of little features most of which are set automatically but thats ok because this is a great camera with a clear picture and very easy to use. Just be care full because its very light and could be mistaken for a toy by a child and even though its pretty durable for a camera i would not recomend it for kids.
(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Terrible Camera - Shame on Sony
A terrible camera. The image quality is very grainy and colors are muted and faded. Videos have lines through them and photos are unacceptable. The screen on the camera shows these image issues and playback is even worse on a computer screen. Shame on Sony for thinking this camera was of adequate quality to be released to the public, especially at this price. Makes me lose faith in Sony and question whether or not I will purchase from them again. Severely disappointing all around, look somewhere else for a good camera.
Good Beginning Videographer Camcorder
from Heber Springs, AR
The camera was easy to figure out and once you got the hang of it you can do whatever it is you need to to with ease. If it had better stabilazation it'd be a six star product.
For this price is the best purchase
Makes a excellent, long videos at day.
Horrible quality of pictures
from San Antonio, Tx
Had I known the quality of the pictures where this bad, I would have not purchased the camera. I wish it was a way that Sony would trade this video camera for a better one. I will pay the difference. I will not recommend this camera to anyone. Thank you.
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