no, thats just how low quality camcorders are. the flip ultra hd is very popular. or if you want a real camcorder i recommend the sony cx110/150
Have Sony handycam (don't recall exact model but about 4 years old) that records on minitapes. Only use it to tape my kids, mostly indoors. When playing back the results, the images seem very grainy and almost black/grey and white, all colors are washed out. I am not sure why but video taken with my cannon photo camera seems much more colorful and better quality. Am I doing something wrong? Also find the process of transferring tape to computer time consuming and inconvenient. Was thinking or getting a flip or some basic HD type video camera to replace Sony - any recs? or is there a way to take better video with my Sony? Thanks!