Summary: Gave this a below average rating simply because this camera is very complicated. The manual covers more then one camera which makes trying to figure out the camera operation really tough. Spent hours trying to find the spot light feature in the manual operation and finaly guess it must be for the othere cannon camera that the manual covers.
Summary: This camera is still going, despite recieving regular use (at least 8 times a week)for the last 9 months. My 2 previous mini DVD camcorders did not fare nearly as well. My only complaint is that you have to switch from movie making mode to playback mode to finalize the discs.
Summary: I bought this camera because I have always had good service from any Canon Product I have owned. It has not disappointed me. It is compact and easy to use. The manual is easy to read. The only complaint I have is that you have to delete a scene right after you record it. I wish it would let you delete any scene at any time on the disc. Other than that it is a great camera and reasonably priced.