Used for Amazon and YouTube Video Reviewing - a Practical Experience
6 July 2014
Summary: **Update: A few more months have passed, and I have tried other camcorders with different setups. I have to admit in comparison to all these others I have tried, this Canon VIXIA has consistently outperformed in picture quality and reliability in the various dim to completely dark conditions (all lights off except for my Android tablet) I review in.
Good inexpensive camera that does what you want to log important events.
8 November 2011
Summary: For the money this is a good camera. It does what I wanted it to do. I bought this camera for a light weight pack along camera for capturing out door events. You will need extra batteries as the one that comes with it will last 20 minutes at best. Low light pictures are ok, but you have to pay a lot more money to get high quality low light video. A tripod is reccomended as small light cameras are hard to hold steady.
The external mic jack is the greastest advantage for this camera at this pr
5 November 2011
Summary: I have only used this indoors to tape lectures up to this point. I had to replace the lightbulbs to daylight otherwise it was more grainy than my Kodak Playful. However with the new lights it is now fine. Its stablization is fine with moment in front of the camera while on a tripod. The external mic jack is the greastest advantage for this camera at this price. The 32 gb is nice.
Summary: This camera was a great value as a refurb. Pros Has connectors for mic, phones, hdmi Excellent value for the price Very good picture if light is adequate Cons Built in mic picks up internal noise. Sounds good with external mic, but there is no accessory shoe to mount it. Mediocre picture in low light.
Summary: Working with my Mac and memory were my main considerations in buying this camera... and it had to be High Definition... This is my first True High Def video camera. I love how crisp and clear the image is (since I've been shooting on digital tape for years). I use the highest resolution (FXP@17mbps vs. XP+ 12mbps... Standard play 7mbps... Long play 5mbps.) So, buy a cheap 2TB hard drive and shoot away.
Summary: Well I haven't had the camera very long, but it's already packed up and ready to go back. I have been shopping for a replacement for my JVC GR-D72U for a while now and had narrowed my list down to three. This one wasn't even on the short list. So why did I buy it? Well Costco had it on sale for $355 including a Canon case, a 4GB SD card and an HDMI cable. They were no longer stocking them and it was the last one. It was a new, sealed unit.