On first glance, this camcorder is very good looking, but a bit chunky. It is quite light and very comfortable to hold in your hand. The screen is a touch screen which is reasonably sized and the buttons on the back are very simple and easy to use. The screen also works very well and is responsive and well calibrated.
The picture quality is very good and the sound is excellent. It has 30GB of built in memory which can film up to 20 hours of video. It has 40x Optical zoom with a small slider at the top which makes it quick and easy to zoom in and out. The battery life is quite good, lasting up to 3 hours of constant use. It also has 2000x Digital zoom. You can easily hook it up with your computer to upload pictures or videos, and you can also connect it up to your TV to share your photos and videos.
It is very easy to switch between video and photo mode with a small dial on the back. It also has a 'night mode' and there are only 7 or 8 buttons on it in total. At the bottom of the lens, it has a switch to open and close the lens. Also, as well as the 30 GB built in memory, you can also put in a memory card (which is the same as a standard cameras memory card.)
Overall, I would definitely recommend this camera to anyone who likes to take pictures or record videos. It is great quality, well built, and comfortable to hold.
Shoot up to 20 hours of great Handycam quality video, with no need to carry tapes or discs, Sony Handycam DCR-SR35E features Carl Zeiss lens with super power 40x optical zoom. Also built-in zoom microphone will automatically links sound to image zoom, plus Face Index and Film Roll Index for easy browsing.