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This review is from: SONY HDRCX130/B Black 1/4" CMOS 3.0" 230k LCD 30X Optical Zoom Full HD HDD/Flash Memory Camcorder
Pros: HD, good lowish light performance (not great, see other comments). Sony brand. Plays well with Win7
Cons: Have to keep the viewing LCD open to record. Cumbersome touch-screen menu system. Did I mention cumbersome touch-screen menu system? Owner's manual.
Other Thoughts: I replaced (so I thought) an older Hi-8 handycam with this, thinking the smaller profile would be better to handle. With the requirement for the LCD door to be open in order to use, I effectively doubled the thickness of my old camcorder.
The menu system on the LCD panel is not all that intuitive, and I have had to refer back to the owner's manual to figure out what the different settings mean. Why XF HX EX etc, rather than 720i 720P 1080i 1080p? Amatuer fail for Sony there.
Low light records brightly, but grainy.
I wouldn't buy this camcorder again were I in the market for one.
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