This is just a great bit of kit ordered it on the 19th got it on the 20th i think the sony software is fine, and the picture is brilliant looks amazing on my 1080p samsung tv. The avchd can take a fair bit of time to burn but looks great on the blu-ray player. The extras will cost you as there is no case and only a 4gig memory card included, but all in all if you want the best this is it.
Make sure you read thoroughly before you purchase, the camera does do 1920 x 1080, but it is interlaced and not porgressive (1080i, not 1080p) which is something i missed but, it is not obviously advertised. Also the format is avhcd, which will not play in most players. Does not come with a mini hdmi cable ,but otherwise and overall good product. I suggest also purchasing a usb sony memory sitck reader, helps alot with getting video data to your pc or mac, sony software is terrible though.
Sony TG3 High Definition Digital Camcorder
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One of the finest small camcorders. I bought this camcorder for a recent holiday having owned many mini-dv camcorders before. These were getting too bulky to travel with and needed camera bags etc. Having done various bits of reading i stumbled upon this from sony. Sony tg3 high definition digital camcorderalthough an older model, now replaced by the tg-7 sony handycam hdr-tg7ve – camcorder – high definition – widescreen video capture – 2. 36 mpix – optical zoom: 10 x – flash card this was better priced and did not need to be too fancy. I wanted a simple but good mini camcorder, handheld and easy to use. This has been a very good investment. Picture quality is great for the photos, even 2mp still frames are good. The video quality can be adjusted from standard definition to 1080i high definition which is brilliant (although uses up more card space).
With hands or a bargepole, grab it. Sony’s hdr-tg3e camera is a stunning hand held device. I use footage downloaded in its original format, and freely intercut with mpeg footage from my larger sony video camera (hvr-a1e), without any problems. The secrets, for me at least, are, edit mixed or unmixed footage with powerdirector. Be sure you have a reasonably powerful pc with lots of storage. Be prepared to spend reasonable money on these items and you will be enchanted with the final result. Enhance your filming reputation and do family and friends a favour by not forcing them to watch unnecessary shakes and lots of out of focus material.
Received the video camera 3 days ago and from the moment i opened the box i have been delighted with this machine. Easy to use, no fidling with tapes, no discs, no motor sound, compact and attractive with it’s silver finish. The software was easy to use, and i loaded it on to my laptop which runs windows vista, and was copying, and watching video in no time. I did not load the software on to my main computer as i was wary of the warnings on the bit of paper that came in the box that programmes could be deleted,and your computer could become unstable if running windows xp. I will have to find out more about this issue before i risk losing any software. If you want an easy to carry, easy to use video camera look no further than this bit of equipment.
Sony TG3 High Definition Digital Camcorder : Always been a sony videocam addict but this beats all of the others i’ve owned by a long way. Picture and sound quality are excellent and it is so easy to use it’s unbelievable. Bundled software is a doddle to use and transferred my first recordings to blu ray disc effortlessly albeit at more cost than to standard dvd – but i was testing it’s capability – and no really noticable difference to the dvd record when viewed on my pc – maybe quality difference will be seen more on hdtv/bluray set up. If you’re in the market for a quality hd digicam, don’t pass this one by.