Summary: I was dissapointed with this camera since day 1 too. Guess what, i have a FIX that makes the NIGHT VISION aspect of this camera literally 10 times better. All I am asking is a FREE WILL DONATION to my paypal, donate whatever you feel comfortable with I will email you back a document/video explaining the fix. I would like to just giv out the info free, but all i ask is a donation of ANY reasonable/comfortable amount in return for my info .
Summary: I was a little concerned when I read the other reviews on here. But all and all its not a bad little camera. No its not a Sony but it is also not being sold at a Sony price either. The IR emitter is rather weak in total darkness so you will need to make yourself an IR flashlight which if you do a google search that can be done for cheap or you can go the more expensive route and buy one.
Summary: First I bought this camcorder for paranormal investigating which I would NOT recommend it!!! The good thing about this camcorder is that its easy to use and the functions are "kid-friendly", so anyone can pretty much figure them out with out the manual. It has a Li Ion battery and option for alternare AA batiereis which is nice for emergency back up. Has HDMI, AV and USB cables so lots of options for downloading and viewing your videos.
An OK camcorder if you don't care about quality or advanced features
24 April 2012
Summary: The DNV900HD is, for the most part, a disappointment. The video quality, even in HD, is poor in that it emphasizes some colors over others to make a strange kind of blurb of colors (not good at all compared to its competitors). It also seems to shoot video at a very low frame rate, as the video comes out kind of choppy. Audio is okay, but not great. The zoom is certainly below average for a camcorder, being that it has no optical, and only 4x digital zoom.
Summary: Downloaded the manual for it and to find out how to zoom in and out. Got some great video's of our pets playing and us just clowning around more or less to get familiar with the camcorder. All in all, it seems to work just lovely.
over all the bottom line,this is a must buy.the price and camera is great
4 January 2012
Summary: my thoughts about the Bell And Howell DNV900HD camcorder... over all its a great camera, it does have a fairly nice night vision, but it is limited to about 5 - 10 feet viewing. thats not really bad. it does have Hi-Def recording, day time use is great, nice picture, easy to use buttons, and are at your thumb`s level of use. the mic is not to bad, although could use some better placement, its on top of the camera.
Summary: I COULD NOT LOVE MY ITEM ANY MORE THE PEOPLE I DELT WITH ARE GREAT AND FAST SERVICE THE COMUNICATION WAS EXCELLENT ALSO MY CAMERA TAKES PICTURES THAT ARE CLEAR ITS HARD TO GET USE TO DOWNSIZEING IM USE TO LARGER CAMERA'S BUT ONCE YOU ARE USE TO THAT ITS GREAT