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: 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: Cannon's DC 410 is a bad product by design. No USB connectivity and very difficult to use. I bought it to replace my Sony DCR 550. No match to the Sony, esp which has USB, touch screen and extremely easy to use. Guess what? I returned DC 410 and got a Sony DCR 650.
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: 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: 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.
Summary: We bought this camcorder to document the lives of our children. So far we've had no trouble. It takes a reasonably clear video and we really like the zoom. I've been a fan of Canon since my old AE-1 in high school so we knew we weren't going to be disappointed.