I love this Sony Handycam. And what made me love it even more is my experience with it this past summer. I went on vacation with my girlfriend to Orlando, FL. This is the second time I take this camera on vacation with me. Long story short, It was caught in all sorts of weird weather. It rained, it poured, and it even fell a couple of times off my bag. Yet it is still working 100%!!!! Sony I love this camera! This was built to last and all I can say is that its still filming strong!!!! Thanks SONY! Love the full 1080p HD recording as well!