Summary: The best image quality in a MiniDV that I ever saw. Professional features in this consumer package made for that. The image stabilizer is the real deal and the progressive mode lets you do some serious slo-mo on sports video, dancing, etc. Large LCD screen made shooting pleasurable.
Summary: optical stabalization is what sold me.had i known what a great cam this is i would have bought sooner.very easy to use, zoom is very fast,lite weight,ergonomically correct.i got lucky and found one on amazon for [a good price].this is the best deal i've made in quite some time.the optura pi is worth...
Summary: Just passed one year warrant period, the eye piece viewfinder didn't work anymore. It seems that the sensor for the foldable screen went bad. Sent back to California Canon service center, and was charged for [money].
Summary: The Optura Pi is one fantastic video camera! I had never purchased a Canon product before, but I am very impressed with the Optura Pi. You buy a camcorder primarily to shoot moving video. This is one machine that doesn't disappoint.
Summary: My main draw to the Canon Optura Pi was the optical (rather than digital) image stabilization. Canon is the only camcorder manufacturer that offers this feature in this price range. The image quality is excellent, although the camera calibration can take some getting used to.
Summary: This camera works so well, feels so good in my hand, has so many cool features that I can't belive that I finally have it! I did an exhaustive amount of research before getting this camera but ALL signs kept pointing to this cam.
Your wife won't yell at you after she sees the results
David H Hendricks, Amazon
21 July 2001
Summary: I bought this in July 2000 and have been using it since then to shoot random stuff, like vacations, skiing, babies etc. Whenever I show the results to anyone, esp stuff filmed in prgressive scan mode, they comment on the quality.
Summary: Just got this camera. I wanted something that wasn't going to require a lot of gear to take indoor shots of my soon to arrive son. Many camcorders have surprisingly poor performance without lots of light. This camera does quite nicely in a fairly dark environment.
Summary: This a fantastic camera. It is great in lowlight situations and the picture quality is awsome. I have used many digital cameras and this is the best for its price. It has lots of cool effects and it is small and easy to use.