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This review is from: Sony HDR-CX190 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder(2012 Model) (Electronics)
For under $200, I'm super pleased with the CX190. If lighting is adequate, the picture is awesome, even on a 50" TV. Controls are intuitive enough. And over all, Using this camera is very easy. Lightweight enough to work great with a mini gorilla pod (the one with the magnetic feet). Manual lens cover and non-touch screen are nice. Get the sony cable that hooks up to an external drive. This allows the use of an SD card/reader for backup/playback when on the road; or use an external HDD; both work great.
This little camera has not lived an easy life so far, and it keeps on going. I crashed my bike with this camera and a bunch of beer in a backpack. A a bottle exploded, covering the camera in beer and broken glass. I don't remember the details very well but the camera still works great. Just a little sticky.
Couple things tho...
If a subject smiles during filming, it automatically takes a still shot, and these are usually poor quality for some reason. No biggie. I just have to delete them.
The built-in USB cable is annoying; I wish they just designed it with a mini USB jack instead.
Software is a bit odd, but they've done a decent job.