Summary: I've had a dc10 for years and love it. I got it when my first son was born more then 8 years ago and it is still going strong. I have a stack of mini dvds that this camera has made and most look great. The ones in poor light kind of came out grainy but they were recorded in poor light! I will use this till it dies because I like how easy it is to use. What is really good about it is it records on little dvds for 20 minutes.
Summary: Great Camcorder. One problem,tripod mount hole was stripped =(. I decided to buy this camcorder, because my son is very interested in filming his friends skateboarding, and he did all this research to find the perfect/affordable camcorder and found this one.
Summary: This has pretty good specs and I would say one should buy this camcorder over similarly speced same year camcorders. I have checked all the optura line of camcorders and they all incrementally improve but are based on same building block.