Originally Posted by YLK
Marc, nice clip, but I noticed some stuttering and am not sure if it is my laptop, vimeo or the problem of original files. Besides I do not think the stabilization was perfect - there was small though obvious movement of static objects visible in the clip.
Re audio I understand there is not wind cutting feature?
I've got the same cam and any stutter you see is on your end. It should be playing smoothly.
With that said, yes, a small cam like this is very hard to hold steady, especially when zooming. Making it still harder is the fact that you're holding this small cam in front of you with nothing to brace it, like your face would if you were using a viewfinder. You'll also notice white balance shifts from clip to clip, even though the scene is the same. Some clips are warm and others are too cool. I've gotten the same thing with mine. This is an issue with many Sonys that I've had. If you stay away from AWB, you can usually avoid this.
Keep in mind though this is a very cheap digicam, and the fact that it can shoot HD as well as it does is nothing short of amazing. Oh yeah, it also takes some very nice pix.