Summary: I am still using this and I love it. Its easy to use and I like to watch the movies after I have used this to make a DVD. I take still shots and they always look great love canon products. Thank you seller and Amazon.
Best DVD Camcorder as of Aug 2008 (I'm a camcorder salesman)
Nicholas Plazio, Amazon
18 August 2008
Summary: I sell camcorders and cameras for a living. I've used and sold about 25 current camcorders and 50 cameras. I purchased the DC50 because Canon has the best lenses and image processors in the business. Here is everything you need to know. If you buy this model allow one day to figure it out, because I work with electronics every day and it took me hours to figure everything out(read the end to hear my problem).
Summary: After researching on many similar camcorders from different manufacturers, I purchased DC50. What a great choice !!! This is my very first camcorder and nothing to complain about; easy to operate. I JUST LOVE IT !!!
Summary: I give this product a 5 star rating because I believe it's great at what it does. I see this as a high end consumer product and I don't think Canon pretends that it's anything else. I bought the DC50 after reading just about everything I could find to compare the Canon with the Sony. I chose the Canon because I really dislilke the Sony marketing scheme wich to me is like the Microsoft of the consumer electronics indusrty.
Summary: While this camcorder may be one of the more expensive DVD based Camcorders, its probably one of the best you'll find before moving on to High Definition. I had actually purchased the Sony SR42 30 GB before this and had to return it immediately because its performance was highly disappointing. This Canon camcorder however takes excellent footage.
Summary: I was looking for a easy camcorder for family use. Outside, inside for children events. I have a 4 year old and a 7 year old. It is easy. The quality is wonderful. I'm not too interested in the camera portion, however, as with most digital camera's there's a slow shutter speed. Just for the camcorder portion, it works like a dream and I am very happy.!!!!!
Summary: Canon DC50?,....I can tell you everything you want to know about this amazing camcorder. A GREAT PRICE, FOR A GREAT CAMERA. AAH! you want to know more? JUST GO TO "REVIEW", READ Gabrieiio Bowie's "Nursie" Review, He says it all! Want more?...DON'T DELAY, BUY IT TODAY!...Then lets hear your SAY!
Summary: Did a lot of research before buying: looked at mini dv's, but tape seems so old-fashioned and fiddly now, and besides they're on the way out. Hard disc drives didn't convince on reliability, and reviews of earlier dvd camcorders criticised quality of recording compared to tape. And then the DC50 came along. Canon have obviously learned lessons along the way and produced a truly fine new-generation DVD camcorder.
Excerpt: "...or are considering buying this Canon DC50 Camcorder, I recommend you seriously consider buying this fantastic model. It has only been out on the market since March of this year and having owned an older Canon camcorder model, this new edition is an excellent improvement. I prefer the Canon make and have other Canon products as I feel the overall technology and service provided on-line is second to none. The camcorder is a 5.39 Megapixel DVD camcorder ...
Pros: Technology amazing, takes away the use of a camera