from South Africa on 5/4/2010
Unusable - too much static
Based on Sony's reputation, I reckoned this would be a great product, and I bought 2 of these. Both the same: it is unusable due to the amount of static/noise, even at very short distances.
from NY on 2/26/2010
Wow, this product was a massive disappointment. I wanted it to do something simple, just let me do tutorial video recordings. Literally, me standing in front of a screen, not moving, but using the lapel mic to ensure good quality audio recording. I figured for over $100 this system would provide it. It's unusable. The sound is horrible, muffled and static-y. I can't imagine how poor the sound quality would be if I were actually moving around, because standing three feet from the camera, motionless, the sound quality is worse than if I use the internal mic in the camera! What a waste of money.