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Price before cashback is £201.80, but if you buy before 18th June you can claim £30 back through the Sony Summer Cashback promo.

I know that camcorder deals rarely get heated on here, but this seems worthy of a post at this price.

Spec as follows:

- Full HD 1920x1080i Video Shooting ( AVCHD format ) at maximum bit rate for increased detail and clarity even in low light conditions
- Shoot high quality still images even while shooting video simultaneously
- Carl Zeiss Lens with 25x optical zoom,30x extended zoom and 300x digital
- Easy Transfer of images and charging with built-in USB cable
- Stable footage with SteadyShot Active Mode
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Good price. I've been after a new camcorder to upgrade from my MiniDV one.

This review isn't too complementary though:
Good price. I've been after a new camcorder to upgrade from my MiniDV one.

This review isn't too complementary though:

I read that review too. However when comparing price against other camcorders in this catergory it does still stand out as a good deal with the cashback. I've got an old Sony MiniDV aswell which I've owned for over 6 years now and its totally let me down on a recent trip to Disneyland Paris (seems to have developed a major problem with glare and really struggles with daylight). I figure this one looks a worthy replacement.
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Another observation for those of us that already own older Sony Handycam models (such as older MiniDV format camcorders) is that the batteries look to be compatable with their new range. I myself have 2 batteries with my old MiniDV which is a further incentive!

This gets better! Having read the t&c’s I do not see anything that hints at this offer not being available in conjunction with any other offer (i.e. cashback) so this looks valid to me.

Thanks for posting

That bag looks ok. Sells for £14 and has good reviews.
I still have the camcorder bag from the last Sony promotion a few years back but this one can fit a pocket digital camera in as well.
1080i = 720p
Cold, not full hd as per title, poor camcorder.
£184.72 here:


says "This is a european model, provided with suitable adapters for UK use, where required." so not sure if they are a UK dealer for the purposes of the Sony offer.

I got a CX115, which I suspect is an inferior spec to this, for £150 thanks to a previous HUKD posting and for the money it's great.
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1080i = 720p
1080i = 720p
Since when?
I was looking for a camcorder too, I am happy to spend more, any good deals around 500-600 mark?

Video of camera, lacks the sharpness I think.
The cashback is only valid at authorized UK dealers, can anyone confirm if digiplus is a valid dealer?
I have to say the Panasonic SD90 is incredible...I have the more expensive Panasonic TM900....but funnily enough in outdoor video with the sun out, my friends SD90 had better video, wider angle lens. Only one MOS sensor but greater megapixels compared to each individual sensor in the TM900 (3MOS) camera. Colours more vibrant in the SD90 but TM900 probably more accurate. Add to that the benefit of it being lighter with greater optical zoom and significantly cheaper and you have a great product. I can imagine in different settings the TM900 would rule eg low light and better onboard sound with 5.1 capable but still.

Edited By: aston_martin_own on Jun 13, 2012 00:55
1080i = 720p
Since when?

Full HD 1920x1080i = not 1080p which is full HD.

Is the one at Huses.net the same as this this?
Can anyone justify this? I have never heard of this website in my life before, also the .net domain looks dodgy.
I have missed the GBP249.99 deal with Pure silver GBP5 olympic coin. Would not want to miss more!!!!

Edited By: pisces2588 on Jun 13, 2012 01:43: update
Around £150 on Ebay through Argos - might come a s a return or damaged packaging but essentially new with a full years warranty. I got one here and it is fine - excellent value for money

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