Originally Posted by evilchris
With camcorders, they don't use their own formats. They are using the AVCHD format for their HD camcorders, which Canon, Panasonic, and everyone uses.
You guys are both right to some extent. Whille Canon and Panasonic have AVCHD, the Sony version of it is different somehow. The Canon AVCHD format will not work in the Sony Vegas software.
The camera is excellent quality, but I'd say it's for advanced users, so AlphaWolf_HK is wise to tell average users to use something else.