Great camera for the price! User needs to learn the system carefully.
9 February 2012
Summary: I bought the camera because I'm a pastor in process and I needed to submit a / some video of my worship services and sermons to the "higher-ups". I bought this particular camera because I like the data storage format - in times previous, it was difficult to match up the video medium between what I...
Summary: I purchased this camcorder to make videos with my grandkids. We take old songs and make mini movies out of them. (They really liked the Marty Robbins song "El Paso" because we did a western). I already owned a Canon FS200.
Summary: This camcorder is very good. The automatic lens cover is (surprisingly) something you don't find on most of the models in this price range. It's a nice touch. The video quality is has 3 different levels: XP, SP, and LP.
Summary: I got one of these in black at my local big box because i was finding mixed reviews about it working on a mac and wanted an easy return if it did not work. At the store they said it "should" work buuuuut i could bring it back if it didn't. I have a intel imac with imovie 8 thats about 3 years old.
Summary: In general, I like this video camera. It is easy to use, very light and portable. However, it does not automatically work with mac computers -- you must buy an extra piece of after-market software in order to use the video files.
Summary: It is not obvious how to get video from the camcorder to a Mac: if you read the manual and try to install the software, you will reach the conclusion that it only works in a Windows environment.