Excellent pro-corder for the budding movie maker in your family.
Joel C. Walker "WhoDoctorK9", Amazon
5 October 2013
Summary: Pros - Great picture, lots of options built in, easy to use and carry around, lots of extras can be bought to add on to the camcorder. This is considered a Pro-Corder since it is much more advanced than the normal consumer camcorders. The camcorder was wrapped individually in bubble wrap and came mostly unharmed. Cons - I'm not one to buy something so expensive that is also used. When the camcorder made it to me, the eyepiece/mic plastic covering was broke.
Summary: I first bought camera because I wanted a traditional camera. This finish product was not quite as good as a hd camera but I love this camera still. And with all the effect in post production you can easily minimize the standard look. My teen will be using it to short her on short films. If you're using at night make sure you have lighting.
Nighmare... we hope the ebay 45 warranty helps resolve issue
3 February 2013
Summary: Plan and simple..... It didn't work... the tape drives were worn whcih created them to unravel when u would start recording. I know you take a chance buying something old but its expected to work when you buy it... $600 is a great deal...
Summary: This is a great product. An amazing camera all together. But if you trying to make a film and not just home movies, its lacking in the capturing footage area. It takes DVC tapes which I knew but I also assumed it had a SD card slot and a USB port. But it has neither, I would be unable to transfer any footage to my computer because none of them take Firewire cables anymore. This camera is old but still very relevant.
Summary: A great camcorder to shoot video for the web. It has all the great features of a very expensive pro unit without the cost. The only downsides are; 1. It doesn't shoot HD, 2. Uses miniDV tapes rather than media cards. If you are shoot web only content, I'd seriously consider this camcorder.
Excelent for live events like concerts or Interviews.
27 December 2011
Summary: This camera has the buttons more common ready to ignite and burn, I put it in with aunt white balance automatic and works almost alone. Best thing is that it brings connections for 2 microphones and 1 live audio that serves your console's audio and record directly with RCA, indicators of volume and thus can regulate the entry without saturating the audio recording. Very good 3ccd technology.
Summary: I bought this camera to shoot some films I wrote. I am just getting started as a filmmaker and this camera works great for what I need it for. The quality of the picture is great and is easy to use. I hope to upgrade the lens to a better one soon. I combine this camera with my small panasonic HD camera. So far I filmed three films and the results were great.
Summary: The camera showed up broken! and I am still wating on the power supply! While the school will get a replacement camera and I will not have to pay 4k for a lost camera I was not please with the shape of the equipment when it arrived and I was told by my son that it was broken. He has replaced the camera that he lost but the school will have to have it repaired.