Summary: This is a good camcorder for a while. After 2 years of "light" use, there was a small screw came out of the body. It recently got worse: cassette won't eject. It's a common problem with this model. If you google it you will find a lot of complaints. Fortunately I have all my clips downloaded.
Summary: I would still say that it is a good product while it lasts. The problem with this is that you never know when your cassette will stuck inside and never come out; and then that's the end of life of this product. You would rather spend hard-earned money on something that has a better dependability.
Summary: I bought this to transfer MiniDV's to digital - my computer - when my original MiniDV camcorder quite working. Prices to convert MiniDV tapes to CD or Digital are high so with this purchase I could connect the camcorder to the computer and transfer the tapes at home for a fraction of the cost.
Summary: We bought this camera early 2006 when our daughter was born. Our son was born in May of 2009 and right after he was born the mini dv would no longer go into the camera when we put it in there. It just stayed out and made beeping noises.
Summary: I received EVERYTHING with this lovely camara! I have the instruction booklet,cables,batteries,carrying case,etc. I would've rated the item a 4 or 5 if I had actually shot footage. It turned on so, so far I am happy with that. I've just not made the time to do everything with it yet.
Summary: Satisfaction was not guaranteed! It does not work great and it is not in very good condition! I bought this camera to use as a "capture camera" (strictly playback into NLE program). The camera's recording function works fine, but the playback is anything but in good condition.