it doesn't have a flash,otherwise excellent camera/camcorder
S. Brusco, Amazon
23 March 2009
Summary: I'm amazed how much stuff and features they were able to cram into this little camcorder and still have it ergonomical, compact and light. Unfortunately they left out one very important feature to any good still camera... the flash! Stills taken indoors by lamp light are grainy and dark.
Summary: I recently purchased a ZR30MC and am thrilled with the output and the design of the Camcorder. I read many reviews on the net on the ZR10 and have heard many complaints about filming in low light conditions. The quality in low light is just fine - maybe they fixed the problem with the ZR30mc.
Summary: My original goal in purchasing this camcorder was to record a festival in Russia where I would need a reliable battery between charges, good low light shooting,and plenty of space on tapes so I wouldn't run out. In my first week of shooting, I tried various scenarios.
Summary: This small compact DV camcorder is worth every dollar, but not worth every penny. It has great handling, a slick look, with an awesome menu system. It has various digital effects, including chroma key, which I thought was very cool.
Summary: I must apologize for my previous review of the Canon ZR30. The review was rather negative, but the problem was in my ignorance--not the camera. I had complained that the recorded picture was too pixelated--That anything with hard edges was represented by over-sized wobbly digital blocks.