Excerpt: Firstly the cons: it takes miniDV tapes. Despite tape offering a great archiving, robust and cheap to buy storage medium, I feel it has had it's day on consumer camcorders. Realtime downloading, moving parts in the camera and more noise all conspire to suggest you would be better served with card or diskdrives now. Pros: it's a very cheap way to get a great widescreen camcorder for little money.
Pros: price, robustness, light weight, widescreen
Cons: miniDV (in a tapeless world), nothing really
Summary: As far as MiniDV recorders go, this is something of a final stand against the SD card-army and proves what we've known all along - that Canon knows how to build some, if not, the best consumer camcorders in the world. I've shot 20 hours of footage with this and I'm very pleased with the results.
Summary: This is my first ever camcorder, and it took me a while to choose which one to buy, and I'm glad I chose the Canon. it's really simple to use and the firewire connection is great for getting your footage onto a computer, even better if you have an iMac, the software is great and so easy to make a dvd!
Summary: At £180 I continue to be amazed by price and quality of technology. "Tape?", you may ask but as the media is cheap and having found it easy to do basic editting on my PC, I feel justified by the decision not to spend more money on a DVD-model. I selected the MD235 over the MD160 as it was cheaper and I didn't need a still photo feature. Also, the camera records in widescreen as standard & has an optional mic input which may come in handy in the future.
Summary: Camescope vraiment pas cher. Les + : Il filme dans un véritable format 16/9 les videos sont encore plus agreable a regarder. Je suis tres satisfait du produit pour le moment, j'ai 2 points noirs qui ne me font pas regreter l'achat mais sur ces 2 points Sony fait bien mieux! : La 1ere chose : L'autonomie n'est pas vraiment son point fort, j'ai donc racheté une deuxieme batterie. Me concernant voici vraiment ce qui fache : Le mode nuit !!
Pros: Prix, filme en 16/9 eme, taille et poids, résolution 1MégaPixel
Cons: Autonomie limite, mode nuit totale presque gadjet comparé a un Nightshot Sony .