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Nothing but noise/grain! Terrible.
on November 25, 2014
I've owned several Sony cameras. Ones that used VHS, Floppy disks, CDs or DigiSticks. Been awhile since I've used a Sony product though since cell phones now take decent on-the-go shots. I wanted to get something better than my phone and I figured I always loved Sony. This baby had tons of 4 and 5 star reviews. Those reviews couldn't be more wrong. Let me explain why. I figured I would try Sony again but It was between this or the Canon VIXIA HF R500 Black. I should have tried the Canon. I tried recording in 1080i, 1080p, 720p, custom exposure settings, custom focus settings, etc. But nothing helped make it better. My attached image is one I Googled. On the left is what noise looks like and what this camera shoots like. Disappointed in Sony. I'm tired of being scammed by these bigger companies. The camera feels cheaply built. It doesn't shoot well and we are led to believe that because it carries the Sony name, that it will shoot like a Sony should. I hadn't realized there was such a thing as a "bad" Sony camera until now. I'm not willing to spend $600+ just to shoot home videos. Back to using my phone. P.S. I purchase this for $129.99 and I'm still returning it.