good but misleading - you need more than just this camcorder
D. Jordan, Amazon
19 December 2007
Summary: If you're buying this MD160 camcorder as an entry level machine for the start of your budding filmmaking career, it can be a bit misleading. This is my first camcorder and after much research of price and formats (harddrive/DVD/miniDV) I settled for this as good value for money, one of the best features not listed on many is the ability to transfer back to a tape in the camcorder once you're done.
cannot download video without a firewire connection
A. Field "on the farm", Amazon
1 November 2007
Summary: Is it just me then that didn't realise this!? I've had a sony dv camcorder for a number of years but when it went wrong, I decided to change to this highly recommended camcorder.I read all the reviews and it sounded great BUT when I tried to download my first tape using the included usb cable-nothing. Tried my sony firewire cable connected my sony laptop-bingo. But my laptop has too small a screen to edit movies.
Excerpt: Una buona giornata a tutti da Gianmazza! Quest' oggi vi voglio descrivere alcune delle caratteristiche più rilevanti riguardanti un altro apparecchio della categoria audio/video che fin dall'inizio ha attirato i miei interessi, dato che adoro questo tipo di apparecchiature High - Tech. Si tratta della videocamera mini DV della Canon modello MD 160.