Excerpt: i recieved this camcorder as a gift a couple of Christmas' ago and I have used this Canon camcorder at least once a month since. I love this product. The camcorder is lightweight and so easy to use. I have not had to look at the instruction manual once because it is that simple. The picture and sound quality are outstanding and make my home movies look great. I have a newborn daughter and I want to make sure that I am capturing our memories on a good quality device...
Excerpt: Canon is one of the most reliable brands out there. Their cameras are all top notch. While it's true that they don't have the unbelievably quality lenses of some other brands, their components are high quality across the board and don't leave you in a pinch. I've noticed that my friends that use Canons replace them much less than my friends with other brands. Plus, you can feel legit with a Canon because so many professionals use them.
Excerpt: I bought this camcorder on eBay for much less than the retail price. I was very happy with my purchase and intented to try it out immediately. I found that the camcorder shot video very well and was extremely pleased that it would also shoot fast moving video. I loved the fact that the camera is very user friendly.
Excerpt: I was real close to purchasing one of the Sony offerings until I read the CR review. I purchased this camera kit on Black Friday for 200.00 and it included a Canon bag and 5 DVD's. Some have complained about lack of USB support but its not hard to copy the DVD to your hard drive and convert the Codec to JPEG. I would suggest using the following conversion software: [...]. Not all work but this one does. Also, do not use Memorex, or Sony DVD-RW discs. Maxell works fine.
Summary: This is an adequate small and useful DVD Camcorder... Over all ez to use, light weight. With a typical new price of $320 which I feel would probably need to research the current market to see where that stands with the ever changing technologies. I bought this one almost new for $90 shipped here on eBay so I look at this as a very good buy. Had I been a purchaser at $320 level I may have looked a little more stringently at the overall purchase.