Summary: The quality of my videos are very good. The camera is compact and easy to handle. The only drawbacks are when you zoom in the video is very shaky and there is no wind screen so on a windy day there is a lot of wind noise recorded on your disk. Otherwise it is a very good camcorder and very easy to use.
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 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.
Summary: I really like this camcorder. It was fairly simply to operate. The only complaint that I have is it was a little hard at first figuring out how to start the actual recording. (Of course that could have been avoided by reading the directions first.) Once I figured that out it has been very simple to operate. I saw the Canon DC 410 which is very similar to this camcorder selling for $279.99. I think for the price this camcorder is a great buy.
Summary: I purchased this camera on the reputation that Canon has in the camera world. The camera is fine, it takes good video, has a good zoom, but the only complaints that I have are that you cant record video onto the optional memory card, only still pics., and the only way to copy the disc are to use the camera to play, you cant put the disc into your computer, or atleast I havent figured that out. The instruction book doesnt have indepth explanations on this.
Summary: Need4digital.com store is a total SHAM!! I called and asked them about a cannon camcorder and asked about the warranty and battery. Then placed the order and the next day was told that I have to call customer service and they informed me that this was an 'import model' and the warranty would not be valid and the battery was a 1 time use battery~!!! None of which was on their site or stated when I called them before I placed the order!
Summary: With this camcorder, operation is easy, don't need to read the manual to use it...which is VERY nice!!! I found general, and professional use for this camera, BUT, it records to the DVD after EVERY video, so you can't delete videos after shooting them..
Summary: I am used to a VHS camcorder (a Sharp Slimcam) that takes fabulous video, but am upgrading to digital for the first time. I did a lot of research and decided that DVD recording was better for me than hard drive or card media because I'm not into the "transfer to computer, edit, burn to disc" video making. I want to pop the finished disc into my DVD player and be done with it. I never saw the attraction to Sony's touch-screen camcorders.