Summary: I just got my camera back from Canon today. Repairs, which were free (Canon paid for shipping both ways), were completed in about a week. I give Canon credit for owning up to the camera's desing flaws & providing free repairs even thought the cameras are WAY out of warranty. I've owned 5 Canon cameras, and I will continue to buy & recommend their products. The cameras have worked well, and I respect the company for fixing their problems.
Summary: For most consumer users, this will be a great choice. Definitely for the entry to mid level consumer, but a wonderful general purpose camcorder. Pros: - It provides much better than average video quality in high light situations. - It provides the most common controls on the exterior of the camera, so you can control the camera without opening the LCD screen. This feature also means that you will not need to worry about batter power as much.
Summary: I bought this camcorder for a trip to Europe and I love it. I could store it in my jacket pocket when not using it and didn't have to drag around a huge bag with a bunch of useless equipment. This is my first camcorder (and first camera since an old Olympus 35mm), so I'm clearly an amateur. It's got more features than I'll use in 2 lifetimes, so there should be enough to satisfy almost everyone. Video--is excellent, especially outdoors.
I like it...but NO camera is all things to all people
9 January 2003
Summary: I got mine a month ago for a trip to Europe and love it. I could fit it in my jacket pocket so the size is perfect. This is my first camcorder (or first camera other than an old Olympus 35mm), so I'm clearly an amateur with this stuff. But, the video looks fantastic, especially outside. Weather doesn't matter since it was cloudy everyday but one. Video still looked as good as any TV image. It has more features than I know how to use, or even care to use.
Just purchased...hopefully this will help you make decision.
D. Resources "flat4fantasy", Amazon
21 November 2002
Summary: Okay, I did a little bit of research before I bought. And I do mean little. I did read reviews here and other places. Most of the thumbs down reviews are correct about their statements. Here is what I dislike: 1. There will be a some what higher pitched noise when veiwing the recorded data on Mdv tapes. However, if there is a decent amount of background noise or the object you are focused on is making noise/speaking, it is not that noticeable. 2.
Summary: Just picked up this camcorder the other day. I had been debating between getting one of Canon's ZR cameras or an Elura for a while. Finally settled on the Elura, mostly due to it's tiny size. Haven't had too much time to play around with it yet, but so far I just love this camera. Fits right in the palm of my hand to carry around and shoot video wherever I go. Works great with iMovie using a firewire cable (not included, grrrr.