Summary: Let me start off buy saying I am a big fan of Canon products. I have a Canon Zr (mini Dv) camcorder and i love it. I used the dc410 camera for 3 years almost everyday. It still works. The video is clear and sharp looking. Audio is great. If you plan on using this camcorder buy Sony mini DVD-r brand. I found that those DVDs work best and are the quietest while inside the camcorder.
Summary: Amazon recommends a Sony 3 Pack DVD+RW when you purchase the camera.... ha ha, joke is on us, as these do not work in the camera. very limited to what disks it can use, so be careful what you buy for it. I'd pick something else, if I had a do over.
Summary: I regret ever purchasing this camcorder. I was not able to find any mini dvd's that it would take. first, i bought the sony brand of dvd. later I read that it would only take a few brands out there. I purchased every brand that was mentioned and it still couldn't detect any dvd. I returned the camcorder and bought one with flash memory.
Cons: This product doesn't work as well as Sony camcorders I have had. The images look bad, and I've had to send it in for repair because it wasn't finalizing discs. I'm having the same problem again. I wish I had purchased a Sony.