Summary: Dont forget, this is a Canon!Been doing business with these guys since the beginning. Glad you made it egg.
Pros: Gman did a good job laying out the pros and cons. I will add the following. It appears you only have to initialize the dvd-rw disc. At first I had a little trouble doing the finalize. After plugging up to the charger, I found you need to hold the select button for finalize down for about 5 secs b...
Cons: In low light it sometimes had a problem with focus.
Summary: Canon DC310 DVD Camcorder with 41x Optical Zoom We purchased this camcorder after looking at reviews in various places, in particular, one well known consumer product magazine. Since we wanted something basic, but a camcorder that would give us very good quality images, we counted on the Canon.
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 purchased this camcorder to video tape ballroom dance practice in my house. It has worked great for this purpose! I set it up in the corner, turn on the video, we dance and then we hook the camera to the TV to watch and review our dancing.
Summary: We bought this camera b/c we wanted to be able to take video and immediately view it on our DVD player. Do your research on your computer and DVD players to be sure they are compatible with this (or any) video camera. I've been pleased with it so far.
Summary: The camera went on a two week cross country vacation the month we bought it. I was able to film from inside caves to a wedding. The only down side was that the low light still photo's were not as clear as the movies.
Summary: I previously owned a Canon VHS camcorder and was very pleased with it. Therefore I had no qualms about making this purchase decision. It is easy to use and has similar features to the camcorder I have.
Summary: Overall I would say this is a great camera. Easy to use. Great in low light situations. Great sound. Looking forward to using it in Disney World next month. The only drawback is that there is no way to down load the still pictures from my memory disk to my computer.