Summary: I got this camera about 4.5 years ago. the first year or two I used it Daily, then I got into photography a little bit more than video with my DSLR so I packed away this baby. I was cleaning out my storage and pulled it out, turned it on and it continues to work after being packed away for 3 years.
Summary: I've had this camcorder since 2008, and I'm happy with it still. I have a warning for you if you're considering buying UV and/or polarizing filters - DON'T! I ordered a set, supposedly fit this camcorder, but they do NOT fit! I e-mailed Canon, they said it does not accept filters. After looking at the threads, I noticed they are not round! The sides are rounded, but the top and bottom are almost flat. No way to attach a lense or filter.
Summary: For my needs,EARLY USE indicates it will do the job. I wanted SLOW MOTION REPLAY,so I can film my High School Runners & show them their stride & arm action during a race or practice. Everyone likes to see them self on the BRIGHT LED SCREEN & I now have to learn how to turn on the micraphone so they can hear the areas to concentrate on to improve.
Summary: I took my first foray into video-making last spring. I needed a decent camcorder that would work easily with my iMac. After a couple of months of research and leg work, I bought the ZR700 as well as another more expensive camera ($100 more) that was more highly regarded. I tried the two in a side-by-side comparison. It was no contest; the ZR700 blew the other away.
Worked for 15 minutes. Canon won't pay for Shipping
Kenneth B. Chigges "kchigg", Amazon
13 August 2007
Summary: I used this camera for 15 minutes and got the "remove the cassette" error message. I tried using other tapes thinking it may have been defective but still received the error message. Then I researched the internet and found out that this is a very common problem. Its so common that if you go to the Canon product page, they have a special link to address questions about this error.