I just happened to find this forum while looking for answers to a
condensation problem I have with my Sony HDR-HC1E. This problem started
yesderday when I did some filming in the main hall of a church and then in
the basement. The main hall was warmer than the basement so when I returned
to the mIn hall I got the condensation alert after turning the camcorder off
for a while. Following the instruction I turned it off for an hour or more.
It worked when I turned it on again later on that day. But again when I shot
video both inside and outside, and then left the camcorder indoors for some
time, the same alert messaage appeared. It is now more than 12 hrs but the
camera still displays the condensation alert. It is ejecting films outright.