Summary: The Canon DC40 is a great camera in all levels of light. I just got back from Disney and filmed the fireworks show. I've never had any luck filming things like this but with this camera set on the special "Fireworks" setting it looked as good as the firework shows you see on TV. Daytime movies came out fantastic as well. The camera feels sturdy and I have no fear of it breaking. Takes really sharp vivid color photos.
Summary: I've had this camera for 6 mos. now. This is a great option for those not wanting to carry two different cameras. Switching between video and still is quick and easy. The quality of the pictures and video are superior to others. My brothers own comparables Sonys and a Panasonic. Pictures/Video are better on this; however... The video editing software leaves much to be desired. And the very low light video is better on the Sony.
Summary: Very compact, light and easy to hold - full marks for design. Buttons etc can take a bit of getting used to, but ok once mastered. Main downside for me it only takes DVD-R/RW- and not DVD-R/RW+, bit of a problem when you pick up the wrong ones! Also, can be a problem taking it abroad - I had issues charging it as it would take a standard US to UK converter plug as the pins are slightly wider than normal US plugs.
Summary: It's excellent dvd camcorder but has some problems with the execution of the edition software to keep the archives in little traditional formats. In general it's an excellent option of purchase.
Summary: It is a pretty good camera. Its my first camcorder, I bought it because I had a baby in October and need to capture everything, and my Nikon digital wasn't doing it for me. The optical zoom is great, its pretty easy to use, and I love that you can just press the finalize button wait a little bit and then play the dvd on the dvd player.
Summary: I bought this camera for general use and like it a lot. Compared to other cameras ive owned this one has very good sound recording capability. It's ergonomics are good and its pleasant to use for the most part. Using the DVD options on the camera could be a little more refined but I imagine that will mature with future generations. I'd recommend it for anyone looking for a DVD camcorder to use for family or low end presentations.
Summary: I really do love this camera, yet, there are a few drawbacks, that I would have liked to know prior to purchasing: 1) It does take time to initialize and finalize discs (and must be plugged in and NOT MOVED to do so) which isn't horrible, but somewhat annoying. 2) Another drawback is the battery life which is pretty short... although it lasts about as long as the 30 min. discs.
Summary: After looking into a camcorder with DVD capability and the flexibility of good still photos, I decided to go with the Canon DC40. It has everything I wanted and is easy to use, at least up until this point (I haven't transferred photos or movies to my computer). The only drawbacks that I have noticed is that battery must be charged by plugging in the camera so you're unable to use the camera while charging your second battery and the battery life if you take stills does...
Summary: Der Canon DC40 DVD Camcorder ist ein guter Camcorder für den Hausgebrauch. Besonders die Foto Funktion ist sehr Praktisch und die Fotos sind auch sehr gut. Allerdings wäre es schön wenn Canon eine SD Speicher Karte mit liefern würde und auch welche man dort benötigt und welche Adapter zu verwenden ist. Der Hautschalter ist sehr gewöhnungs- Bedürftig. es kann leicht Passiere das man die Kamera aus versehen ausschaltet oder sie vergisst aus zu schalten.