Summary: Once upon a time this was a great little camera. I have a Sony D8 still humming along without ever eating a tape, and even an ancient Panasonic VHS shoulder boulder that still works perfectly as well as a scary old two-piece VHS camera from 1984, also still working.
Summary: First of all, let me point out that I am not a camera buff, nor do I even know how to work a professional 35MM camera (with aperture, manual focus, etc...) I have always been a fan of technology and of opening the box and using the product without having to do much reading of the instructions.
Summary: Owned Opyura100 for almost 1 year and very happy with it. Video quality is great and is very easy to use although standstill picture is only good for email. Optical stablizer worked very well. Recommend to anyone looking for small camcorder with excellent video quality.
Summary: I have used this camera in Venice, Pisa, Florence, Rome, Prague,Florida and for a large number of school events over the last 6 months. I have used the video and still functions and am very happy with the product. I am clearly an unwrap, charge and shoot user.
Summary: Hi, I bought this camera just over a year ago and waited until now to write the review so I had plenty of time to use it. My background is definitely amateur, but I like movies that I take to be of good quality so I will actually watch them.
Summary: I bought my Optura 100MC earlier this year. I looked at the Sony models but went with this one instead mostly because of optical image stabilization (rather than electronic) as the more elegant technical solution (and presumably better quality too).
Summary: I had been "window shopping" the digital video format for about 2 years. My criteria were simple. I desired a quality picture, simple to operate (meaning I had a fighting chance), and a minimal digial still picture option. I narrowed my selections down to the Canon and a simular sony model.
Summary: This is a nice, compact DV camera... has good features and shoots decent quality footage for a 1CCD camera. However, it does suffer from the "tape eating" syndrome others have reported here. If you want a trustworthy camera, look elsewhere.
Summary: After 6 months of researching digital camcorders, I finally settled on the Optura 100MC. I am glad that I did. It got some heavy use over the past month and I am extreamly pleased with its performance.
Summary: I just received this camcorder and let me tell you this is one hot item. I have recorded, fast forwarded, and finally i rewinded to test about tape eating. NO TAPE EATING here. I have did this test several times and again no tape eating. The quality is great and user friendly.