You have learnt a lesson - don't make an assumption. This item is listed on the website as HDR-XR200E. A quick Google search turned up the XR200, the XR200E and XR200VE all at different prices. The VE is listed on Sony's UK site. I would have checked before buying. Amazon sell the 200E and 200VE but the 200E is through one of their affiliated sellers. One of them has it cheaper on their own website than through Amazon. Having found out all of this I would have been cautious with my order.