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...
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!
Summary: If I was to buy another camcorder I would spend the extra money and go with a full digital camera with a little better quality.
Pros: This camera is good if your on a budget. It's not all that expensive and has the Canon name brand.
Cons: You have to be in a well light area with the light to your back to get any kind of decent picture. On the LCD screen it seems like the lighting is fine and the picture looks great until you play it back on the tv. Then it's real dark and somtimes I couldn't even see what I was camcording.
Summary: I am curious to find out if anyone has this model and the noise is not audible? If you use the LCD it gets worse! The picture is okay, and the price is not bad - I wish I read the reviews before I purchased!
Summary: I recently purchased the Zr100...I'm pretty camera literate and knew Canon to be a good brand. Brought the camera home and was playing with...when I was watching what I had recorded I noticed a "white noise" in the background...even when people were talking.