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.
Less than ok for beginers; not par to advanced users.
A. DELARA "alexdelara", Amazon
6 August 2009
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: 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: This is a great inexpensive camcorder. MUCH easier than our VHSc camcorder that has been sitting in its bag for 5 years now and also better than the short videos we can record on our digital camera. After you are done you can just "finalize" the DVD, put in in your DVD player and watch the movie. I blank miniDVD-R are inexpensive (I got 50 for $20) and very easy to store. One minor complaint.
Summary: This was a college graduation present for my daughter. She misplaced the instruction book but with a little trial and error, it was fairly simple to figure the operations of the camcorder. The recorder gave a sharp picture, the volume was clear. Handling of the camcorder was comfortable. I liked having the zoom IN and OUT on the display screen and on top of the camcorder literaly at your finger tips.
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.