Wasted money. The camera didn't work! I was very disappointed to find the c
6 November 2012
Summary: Wasted money. The camera doesn't work!!!! : ( The package was complete and contained everything I needed to start my movie projects. However, after charging the battery, the camera did not work. What a disappointment!
Summary: I have the same problems that everyone else is talking about. I get several bars across the screen that make the picture not viewable. I noticed that the camcorder was making a very faint noise that sounded like the tape was wrinkling. I took the tape out and sure enough there was slight evidence that the tape was being damaged especially on the top edge of the tape. It sounds like it is not even worth it to get it fixed.
Summary: We bought the Canon ZR25 right before our daughter was born. It took excellent video but was slightly grainy and did have some problems with it trying to focus on other objects. We could live with that because it was so easy to use. However, now I've been working on doing some video capture with my PC and it just ate my daughters 6 month old tape. I figured I'd better not put any of her other tapes in until I tried it out with a new tape. That was a good decision.
Summary: We bought this camera about 2 years ago. Shortly after buying it, the camera stopped functioning. The only way to fix Canon Camcorders is to send them to one of two Canon repair facilities. We sent it in and it was repaired under warranty. Annoying but fine. Now less than 1 1/2 later, and after light to moderate use, the SAME THING happened. We sent it back to be repaired and were told it would cost $145 to fix! What robbery.
Summary: My husband and I were expecting our first baby in January of 02, so we started looking (and looking...) for a digital camcorder. The camcorder had to be able to take still pictures for e-mailing, because all of the grandparents live out of state. After checking Consumer Reports and reviews online, we decided that this camera would fulfill all of our needs for the price range we could afford. We have had our Canon for almost 6 months now, and we absolutely love it.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder in November and have successfully used 4 tapes. Very easy to use and compact. Most still pictures ended up being dark, but in regular daylight most video was of good quality. Last month, I inserted a brand new tape and it ended up jammed. I couldn't eject it and the camera wouldn't perform any other function. I returned it to the place of purchase (where I had an extended warranty) and all they could do was send it back to Canon for repair.
Summary: I purchased this Camcorder after reading every review I could find. I have to say that I love the size and function of the camera. The pictures are great and its solidly built. BUT.....and this is a BIG but, the humming on the audio is absolutely maddening. I have read maybe 5 reviewers that mentioned the Mic picking up the motor noise. Other reviewers stated that the heard no such noise. So believing that maybe it was an anomaly I went ahead and bought the camera.
Summary: The first thing to get out of the way is that this camera - like all other cameras that have ever existed and will continue till the end of the universe - will not produce good pictures in low light. Why is this surprising to so many of the users? The limitations of film and now electric storage are such that images in low light will not be as resolvable or as colorful in low light as in "normal" daylight. Any 1st grader would know this!!!
Summary: I never used a camcorder before and several people strongly recommended this one. At first, I was impressed by how light it was and compact but between the instruction manual and what seemed liked 200 small switches, hidden doors and gadgets, it got confusing. Last week was my birthday and I took it along figuring why not? Everybody who saw it was more than impressed by how small it was.
Summary: I purchased the ZR25 for the Christmas holidays. I was attracted by its snazzy design, compact size, great ergonomics and price (especially when considering Canon's free leather bag and battery pack xmas promotion). The camcorder's operation was extremely easy and intuitive. Exterior shots were outstanding in all conditions. Sound quality was excellent. Unfortunately, its performance in interior conditions was disappointing. The images always appeared to be grainy.