I ended up borrowing a friend's camcorder and all of my tapes played just fine. Therefore
Siddhartha Mitra, Amazon
27 December 2014
Summary: The camera did not work properly. All the tapes played, including the one that was left in the camcorder by the seller, skipped upon playing. I ended up borrowing a friend's camcorder and all of my tapes played just fine. Therefore, I have to conclude this particular camcorder was defective.
Summary: I was looking for a replacement camera as ours stopped working long time ago and having family over during the holidays was the perfect time to watch a good amount of tapes from when we were all younger and the kids were just babies. Thanks for the fast shipping
Great For Digital Video Capturing (AV-DV Converter Praise)
20 March 2013
Summary: Bare in mind that my 5-Star rating refers to what I have used the ZR100 for; I work in video and film transfer, and I could not more highly recommend this camcorder for use as a video capture device (additional Firewire and RCA AV Cables needed).
Summary: Works well. The only issue I see is that the battery won't last long. The warning light is on all the time indicating the overall life of the battery is up. It is fairly old so it is to be expected.
Summary: I bought this camera for my husband for Christmas two years ago (2005). He used it and loved it...however, just after the 1 year warranty ran out, the camera malfunctioned. It will not turn on properly (you hear it, but cannot see anything on the screen) and will not eject the tape that's inside...
Summary: I was given this as a gift. What a disappointment. We have had it in for repairs and replacement parts. And still multiple problems. It malfunctions and will not allow tapes in it or worse it just turns off and won't respond.Oh yeah now it has a noise like the motor is reving and it won't playback...
Incredible color and widescreen performance for the money
Joel D. Baker, Amazon
10 May 2006
Summary: Operative phrase: "for the money." Honestly, I am really surprised at how well this camera has performed over the last 8 months since I bought it. I have had excellent performance in color, the widescreen is SO much cleaner and crisper than the older Sony unit I was using previously.
A good starter camera -- if you find it for $200 or less
Natalie Mootz, Amazon
29 January 2006
Summary: This is a good camcorder for those starting out shooting digital video. If you already have a camcorder or are looking for something to make movies fit for Sundance submission with, this camcorder probably isn't for you. The Pros: It's very easy to learn how to use -- READ THE MANUAL!