Summary: This product is easy to use. It is very light so if you're taping for a period of time without a tripod your hand does not get sore. The menu options are self explanatory. Finalizing a disk is easy to do. I am a parent and purchased this to capture my daughter on video for birthday parties, baseball games, concerts at school and playing around at home. It works perfectly for this type of use. I haven't had any trouble with lighting or clarity.
Summary: Cool camera. DVD-Rs work great but I'm having difficulties initializing rewritable. I don't think its the camera but more me figuring it out. Also seems to be picky on what brand the disk is. Bottom line I bought the camera from a store that sold it to me as a display model. 145 bucks I give it to the kids and are making great movies! A good camera but don't expect a lot of bells and whistles.
Summary: I used this mini-DVD unit for the first time to capture the happy moments of a recent birthday party, and it did that marvelously ~ handheld ~ in notably low-light conditions. Getting underway required an hour or two of reading a well-done manual beforehand and a brief trial to confirm that the unit was working. A review of the results as displayed on a television screen confirmed, too, that the picture quality is quite satisfactory.
Summary: Canon's DC100 DVD Camcorder comes recommended as the top product of it's type and best buy. You can use it straight out of the box on automatic settings but it's a bit more difficult to set up for viewing on TV and computer than one might imagine. Not exactly a plug and play item. It's a hassle in many respects to learn how to use all the functions and to perform ordinary tasks.