Summary: After using this camera for a while, I already have more than a dozen DVDs, there are no way of playing the DVDs in my computers, tried various versions of Windows with no luck, can't play them in DVD player either, the only way is to play it in the Camcorder itself, the software supplied by Canon...
Summary: Though Canon is a great brand, I wasn't too impress with this particular camcorder. I thought it was a bit grainy...I think the picture quality could have been a little better. I actually return this product.
Summary: I purchased the DC230 as a Christmas gift for my wife. It took a couple of times using it to understand the itnitializing and finalizing processes. But now I consider myself an amatuer expert and enjoy the quality pictures and movies from this camcorder. Would recommend to anyone.
Canon DC230 is fully capable of more than what most people would need
Mark R. Neubrand "Global Warming True Believer", Amazon
10 December 2007
Summary: Great Price and nice product. I compared the models on a different web site but made my purchase on Amazon because the price was the best. The DVD's that Amazon recommended I buy with the camera were the wrong ones. Beware of this problem.
Summary: If you want a simple way to take decent video and burn it onto a DVD with basically no editing, this is a good choice. If you want to take that video and put it on your computer, this thing is terrible.
Summary: I received the product about one week after purchase. I followed the instrctions and tried to insert a DVD-RW disc for recording. Unfortunately it gave me a message: CANNOT READ THE DISC, CHECK THE DISC.
Summary: I just recently bought the DC 210 for my brother for his birthday and wanted to give my mother a camera a step up. Although I have not viewed the footage she is incredibly happy with her birthday present.
Summary: This would be a great camcorder in all respects if pictures taken in the dark were not so very grainy. One solution to this would be the addition of a video light that would produce good video of near subjects.