A very durable, good quality camcorder. Worth the low price.
26 April 2012
Summary: This is a very durable, good quality, cheap camcorder. Being that it is a bit of an older model, it is rather large, but is very well built and is durable. Another down side of its age is that it uses mini DVD's, which are a bit expensive and not very compatible with editing software (the video files are VOB format). However, this camcorder is extremely good for the price.
Summary: We bought the camera at the last minute for a trip to Alaska. Didn't have any time to read the book other than to see how to charge the battery. Without a lot of trouble we were able to operate the camera and most, or some, of it's functions on the fly. It worked perfect. Great zoom.
Summary: Great idea! Shoot your memories to mini DVD-R. Right? Well, nice camera, nice idea, records to mini DVD-R, but when you are ready to copy the disks, forget it! You have to BUY expensive software to do this, and any demos I tried don't work. I've now been over three weeks trying to copy my mini DVD-Rs (which record as MPEG4 (.vob)) to full sized DVDs that will play in any player and I still can't do it. Also, the stills suck.
Summary: I ordered this product for my fiance who was having a baby and recieved an email stating the product was shipped on the 18th of december and would arrive by the 21st On that day it never arrived so I called in and they said they should have sent an email or called Yet nobody had and they had already charged my credit card DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!!!!!!!!!
Less than ok for beginers; not par to advanced users.
A. DELARA "alexdelara", Amazon
16 August 2008
Summary: Bought it for my wife who is trully a complete newbie and I regret the decision. Ok when one learns the basics to shoot film and take pictures. The quality of still pictures is ok when good lighting is present, otherwise, expect grainy images for under less than excellent light. I am not kidding. Indor pics will need a lot of light. I thought that using mini dvds would be a blessing compared to cassete tapes but found out that 20 minutes is awful.
Summary: I have had a DC220 for a couple months and I am growing to dislike it more and more although some of this is due to frustrations with the mini-DVD format. The DC220 records on mini-DVDs. These cannot be viewed on a DVD player or transfered to a computer until they are "finalized". Once finalized you cannot record any else on a mini-DVD.
Summary: I own a Canon DC 22 i previously left a negative report , however now that i can use the camcorder it's actually a very good product. Its best to use mini DVD-WR ( re recordable ) CDs and you must first anitilise your CD then when you are finished recording you need to finalise your DVD ( the DVD recorder needs to be in mode function to finalise - use the on / of switch to get mode ) to watch it on TV or Computer . This is a very good product that works +++ .