Summary: The Canon ZR20 is a Digital MiniDV camcorder with a 2.5" LCD and a color viewfinder. Zoom And Image Stabilizer The camcorder has 10x optical zoom and 200x digital zoom. The image is not shaky at high magnification levels, since the camera is equipped with a digital stabilizer.
Summary: This camera is a great value for your dollar. I have taken along time in shopping around and this one is the best value. Not to mention the quality is excellant. Someone in another review mentioned they had problems with this camera in low-light situations.
Summary: I've looked for a good DV camcorder to replace my old Hi8 camcorder. We need it to be compact to fit into one palm, and have image stablization. We also need it to have analog input to transfer old video.
Summary: So far it has worked fine for what I want to use it for. I was not happy that I got a different one than the one with more things with it, but I wanted to get the camcorder to work on what I wanted to do.
Summary: I would like to take this time and give my input about the Canon ZR 20 MiniDV. First off let me say that the size of this thing amazes me enabling me to fit it in my pants pocket (compared to my old vhs).
Summary: The small size of the ZR20 left everything compact...however Canon chose to place the microphone directly in front of the misplaced video heads (the tapes load from the bottom of the camcorder...a difficult task if you use a tripod). The result..
Summary: I bought this camcorder to use for family and work purposes. It is very easy to use, and the picture quality is good. It was simple to connect to my tv for viewing. I haven't tried to connect it to my computer yet, but I will have to get a firewire adapter for my desktop first.
Summary: Very small and compact, but well laid out so for as the user is concerned. Has both a color viewfinder and a 2.5" LED that extends out from the left side. To save battery power, you can only use one at a time however.
Summary: I ended up returning this camera because I was not happy with the quality of video in low light. If you are going to shoot decent looking video indoors you would need to light the setting in some way -- I know because I experimented with a number of light sources including consumer halogen.
Summary: Since I've only had the camera for less than one week, this is just my first impression: I researched around and finally went with the ZR20 for the following reasons: Price, Compactness, and base features. The ZR20 has a great price after rebate if you shop around.