Summary: Video Quality: 5 (16:9 on 42" plasma = approx DVD quality) Audio Quality: 3.5 (no complaints yet) Image Stabilizer: 3 Stills: 2 (would not use this for stills) Expandability: 5 Included Battery: 3 (will not out last a cassette) Features: 4 I chose this because I needed a camcorder with good video...
Amy Y. "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?-- Mary Oliver", Amazon
28 September 2005
Summary: So, my main criteria for choosing a camera was compatibility with my iMac. I am a photographer, so I also like decent picture quality. Ease of operation is another plus. This camera meets all my specs. Set up was relatively simple.
Summary: Do an internet search on "Canon remove cassette" before you buy. This is a well known problem with all the Canon digital camcorders. AND don't rely on the Canon warranty to fix it! They will try to blame it on something the consumer did. I got the cassette eject problem after less than two months.
Summary: After some reasearch on the different camcorders available on the market, I had no doubt that the Canon Optura 60 was the superior choice. After receiving the unit I had no problem getting set up and was snapping pictures and making videos in no time.