Sony TG3 High Definition Digital Camcorder, Simply stunning spec for a bargain price !!!

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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.

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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.

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Don’t have a clue how to burn avcdh files to a disc though. But if you buy a hd cable and play it through a nice telly, the footage looks brill.
Don’t have a clue how to burn avcdh files to a disc though. But if you buy a hd cable and play it through a nice telly, the footage looks brill.
Superb results in the maldives. Bought this for a trip to the maldives and the results are superb and the camera performed faultlessly. Still to find some decent editing software for the unusual avchd video format.

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Superb results in the maldives. Bought this for a trip to the maldives and the results are superb and the camera performed faultlessly. Still to find some decent editing software for the unusual avchd video format.

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I hesitated between this item and the sanyo equivalent. I used it for 3 months at which point the shutter failed to open and therefore i was unable to use at all. It was send back to amazon who replaced it with a brand new one, great service there.Hopefully this one will last longer, as i paid the extra money to get the brand and quality that should go with it. . It has great specs and can hold a lot of hd video in the memory card, it is of a great mini size etc. However i was disappointed with the hassle of editing and transfrering and copying the video files onto dvd. It took ages, plus you cannot do it on any computer. Also the still pictures are of mediocre quality. I am now thinking of selling the sony in order to get the latest sanyo as it look as though the transfer and editing of vides are more straightforward with that product.

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I hesitated between this item and the sanyo equivalent. I used it for 3 months at which point the shutter failed to open and therefore i was unable to use at all. It was send back to amazon who replaced it with a brand new one, great service there.Hopefully this one will last longer, as i paid the extra money to get the brand and quality that should go with it. . It has great specs and can hold a lot of hd video in the memory card, it is of a great mini size etc. However i was disappointed with the hassle of editing and transfrering and copying the video files onto dvd. It took ages, plus you cannot do it on any computer. Also the still pictures are of mediocre quality. I am now thinking of selling the sony in order to get the latest sanyo as it look as though the transfer and editing of vides are more straightforward with that product.

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What a fantastic product, easy to use, well made, great video quality, easy to connect to a mac and easy to edit with. I would certainly recommend it to anyone. In order to make this a balanced review i’ve tried my hardest to think of things that could have been improved with this camera. Firstly you can’t get an underwater case for it (which is strange as you can for almost any other sony). It’s quite heavy but then there is a lot of equipment in a very small package. Still images could have been higher resolution (but can be taken during filming without issue). Lastly why sony doesn’t add a mini hdmi to hdmi cable in with the package i will never know, after all that’s really what you need to plug the camera into your ps3 or sony tv?really there is nothing wrong with this product at all but in order to be perfect the above could have been different.
What a fantastic product, easy to use, well made, great video quality, easy to connect to a mac and easy to edit with. I would certainly recommend it to anyone. In order to make this a balanced review i’ve tried my hardest to think of things that could have been improved with this camera. Firstly you can’t get an underwater case for it (which is strange as you can for almost any other sony). It’s quite heavy but then there is a lot of equipment in a very small package. Still images could have been higher resolution (but can be taken during filming without issue). Lastly why sony doesn’t add a mini hdmi to hdmi cable in with the package i will never know, after all that’s really what you need to plug the camera into your ps3 or sony tv?really there is nothing wrong with this product at all but in order to be perfect the above could have been different.

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Small enough to take anywhere. I have owned this camcorder for about 8 months now and it is the best investment i have purchased for some time. It is small enough to fit in your pocket and take anywhere. The hd footage is stunning and it also records in 5:1 surround sound. The free editing software is rubbish, so after some time messing with various other free trial software, the best one that works for me is nero 8. You can burn your film to standard dvd’s but in 1080i hd/5:1 sound in avchd format (cheaper than having to buy blank blu-ray disks and blu-ray burner),but you can only play these type of dvd’s on a blu-ray player (my ps3). You will also need a powerful pc running vista to edit and burn hd film (i upgraded my cpu to a intel q6600 2. But once done you will be able to film and burn glorious hd film.
Small enough to take anywhere. I have owned this camcorder for about 8 months now and it is the best investment i have purchased for some time. It is small enough to fit in your pocket and take anywhere. The hd footage is stunning and it also records in 5:1 surround sound. The free editing software is rubbish, so after some time messing with various other free trial software, the best one that works for me is nero 8. You can burn your film to standard dvd’s but in 1080i hd/5:1 sound in avchd format (cheaper than having to buy blank blu-ray disks and blu-ray burner),but you can only play these type of dvd’s on a blu-ray player (my ps3). You will also need a powerful pc running vista to edit and burn hd film (i upgraded my cpu to a intel q6600 2. But once done you will be able to film and burn glorious hd film.
The hd quality on an hd tv is excellent when played through the camera. But i want to edit the footage using power director 7 ultra. It only allows the output to a dvd using mpeg compression at 720 x 576, and hence a loss in quality. If i purchased a blu-ray burner and a blu-ray dvd player would i get full 1920 x 1080 quality?. It seems an awful lot of expense is involved in purchasing extra hardware and software. It does not seem possible to write back edited footage to the tg3. Its ok for standard definition but you need to create a blu-ray dvd for top performance.

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The hd quality on an hd tv is excellent when played through the camera. But i want to edit the footage using power director 7 ultra. It only allows the output to a dvd using mpeg compression at 720 x 576, and hence a loss in quality. If i purchased a blu-ray burner and a blu-ray dvd player would i get full 1920 x 1080 quality?. It seems an awful lot of expense is involved in purchasing extra hardware and software. It does not seem possible to write back edited footage to the tg3. Its ok for standard definition but you need to create a blu-ray dvd for top performance.
Great, small and good looking. Sony tg3 is a great product. Tiny size but fits well in the hand for filming as well as in the pocket () for storage though i would recommend the fitted case. The technology is all hidden in touch screen menus which i have not fully tapped into yet. Video play back is great and the facial recognition adjust very well to family type scenarios.

This review is from : Sony TG3 High Definition Digital Camcorder

Great, small and good looking. Sony tg3 is a great product. Tiny size but fits well in the hand for filming as well as in the pocket () for storage though i would recommend the fitted case. The technology is all hidden in touch screen menus which i have not fully tapped into yet. Video play back is great and the facial recognition adjust very well to family type scenarios.
Very flexible – superb video, poor still images. Will try to keep it simple for potential buyers to understand:1) i never owned a camcorder before this one. My thinking behind buying the sony tg3 was to replace my canon ixus 800 for a camera that could record top quality video, take excellent still images (with flash) and still fit in the same pocket where i put my canon. 2) the video is second to none. I compared video taken with the sanyo (the one that looks like a gun) and the sony definitely aces it. I synchronize with imovie ’09 and it works seamlesly. Nothing to report on that side. The stabilization feature is a beast. The videos look like a professional film 3) the size of the camera is great.
Very flexible – superb video, poor still images. Will try to keep it simple for potential buyers to understand:1) i never owned a camcorder before this one. My thinking behind buying the sony tg3 was to replace my canon ixus 800 for a camera that could record top quality video, take excellent still images (with flash) and still fit in the same pocket where i put my canon. 2) the video is second to none. I compared video taken with the sanyo (the one that looks like a gun) and the sony definitely aces it. I synchronize with imovie ’09 and it works seamlesly. Nothing to report on that side. The stabilization feature is a beast. The videos look like a professional film 3) the size of the camera is great.

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This is a very easy camcorder and camera to use. It gives photos and video of a very high quality.

This review is from : Sony TG3 High Definition Digital Camcorder

This is a very easy camcorder and camera to use. It gives photos and video of a very high quality.
This is my first handycam and i have to say my expectations were high and was not disappointed. The construction of the device is second to none, the picture quality is also as high. What really surprised me was the qaulity of the still pictures it takes. With 4 mega pixels it may not seem much, but the quality is outstanding. Video in full hd is absolutely awesome.
This is my first handycam and i have to say my expectations were high and was not disappointed. The construction of the device is second to none, the picture quality is also as high. What really surprised me was the qaulity of the still pictures it takes. With 4 mega pixels it may not seem much, but the quality is outstanding. Video in full hd is absolutely awesome.

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This camcorder takes very high quality video it is small,easy to use and got lots of useful features. You can carry it around and hardly know you have it with you. On the down side the pro duo memory is expensive.

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This camcorder takes very high quality video it is small,easy to use and got lots of useful features. You can carry it around and hardly know you have it with you. On the down side the pro duo memory is expensive.

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I have had 4 video cameras up to now and the sony tg3 is the best. Really compact, sturdy and a very good battery life. Stills and video are excellent quality i would have preferred an sd card to suit my other equipment but that is a small price to pay. I would buy the same camera again.

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I have had 4 video cameras up to now and the sony tg3 is the best. Really compact, sturdy and a very good battery life. Stills and video are excellent quality i would have preferred an sd card to suit my other equipment but that is a small price to pay. I would buy the same camera again.
As always, a fantastic productv from sony. There really is nothing wrong with this camerathe only things that let the package down slightly is as with most sony products. . 1 – the memory stick has to be sony, the camera really does not like the cheaper versions from some auction sites2 – the download software is not user friendly and the video’s will not play properly on a computer, unless it has a hd screen.It is fairly easy to burn a dvd, but unless it’s blue ray, it’s standard definitionbut, back to the camera.
As always, a fantastic productv from sony. There really is nothing wrong with this camerathe only things that let the package down slightly is as with most sony products. . 1 – the memory stick has to be sony, the camera really does not like the cheaper versions from some auction sites2 – the download software is not user friendly and the video’s will not play properly on a computer, unless it has a hd screen.It is fairly easy to burn a dvd, but unless it’s blue ray, it’s standard definitionbut, back to the camera.
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