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.
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.
Summary: Although the description says it has a USB port, it does not. That was the main reason I ordered it. Also the Sony 3" DVD+RW that are shown next to this camcorder for purchase are NOT compatible with this camcorder.
Summary: We bought this camcorder after considering quite a few other models. It seemed to have all the benefits of a compact camera and I liked the idea of no memory cards to transfer data. Our daughter's first child's birth was something we wanted to keep forever.
Summary: Before buying a camcorder (1st camcorder purchase in 17 years) I checked Consumer Reports which listed this model as a Best Buy. Because of the multitude of choices out there, I leaned on them for guidance. But as usual it comes down to Sony and Canon slugging it out with JVC a distand third.
Summary: I just sent this camera back unused because the very limited choices of DVD-R brands and types makes it useless to me. After ordering the camera, I went to several stores in my area and was unable to find any of the "approved" discs.