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.
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: Great camcorder, bought new 6 yrs. ago and loved it. The only downside is the vast tape collection that I will eventually transfer. A note to buyers; you must have battery charger/AC adapter for proper use.
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: The reason I wanted this camcorder was because I gave my more updated one to my daughter in Washington to take movies of the grandkids. I am very pleased that this machine matches the other in quality, so we can just send films back and forth. All the extras were included. I'm very pleased.
Summary: This is a good camcorder. It records great video and audio however it has only a limited number hours of useful life. It is not a real hardy piece of equipment. More for the occasional home movie user. For its price, its probably a pretty good value.