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: 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.
Summary: This is a great camera. Very portable size, nice to hold in the hand. I have to use newer MiniDV tapes for the best quality, as old/used ones occasionally have pixelation after importing to my computer via firewire. Otherwise, this is a great camera, and the audio quality is very good due to the dual stereo microphones. This camera is very simple to operate, and I am very pleased with it overall.
Summary: Let me begin with saying how great this camera is. It is very easy to use and has VERY good picture quality (especially for its price!) This camera is a bit basic so it's not really recommended for the people who want to make important movies and such, but great for home or personal use. Now for the down side. I had this camera for about 1 year before "things" started to happen.