Summary: The features of the camcorder are user friendly. The problem encountered was camcorder failure to initialize the DVDs---unable to playback on DVD player. Butterfly Photo was accomodating for product return/exchange.
Summary: My old Sony Hi8 is getting a bit ancient and it is time to replace it. After researching dozens of digital camcorders, I decided to obtain one with records on DVD so that we can easily play our recordings on DVD players. I settled on the DC100 as it seemed to be a vert good middle-of-the-road model that should have been good enough for my family and casual use. I also had very good experiences with Canon digital cameras. The end result is that this was a disaster.
Summary: To me, I was extremley excited when I bought this camcorder from Comet, at the price it seemed like a fantastic buy, but then when I tried to play what I had recorded on my DVD player, it roughly played and jolted at times. When I watched it on the camcorder itself, it was fine. The quality and sound that it records at is fantastic. The biggest dissapointment however, is the fact that it's is almost impossible to edit videos on the computer.