Summary: If it worked,I'd Be able to give a better review. If it worked,I'd Be able to give a better review. If it worked,I'd Be able to give a better review. If it worked,I'd Be able to give a better review.
Summary: Giving my unbiased opinion: I am an adult and i know my way around technology. I owned other canon products before from powershot cameras to this ZR45MC. I've had this since early 2002 and I've used it for many things, graduations etc.... I just recently had problems.
Summary: It was a pretty good camera until it stopped working. One day I turned it on and it started beeping and flasshing an eject tape message. But you couldn't eject the tape and the camera would not respond to anything. I had the camera just over two years when this happened.
Summary: As with others, this was a great camera until the remove cassette problem appeared 8 months ago. Now it barely plays or records. I'm never buying another Canon and going back to Sony. BTW, the buzzing is the automatic microphone gain.
Summary: I used this camera for a year untill during a period of a couple weeks of not being turned on, something to do with the light sensor malfunctioned. I think all Canon ZR series cameras are inclined to having buggy hardware and I dont remcomend buying one.
Another nightmare about the remove cassette message
19 August 2004
Summary: I have had this camera for 18 months and about 2 months ago, it started beeping at me to eject the tape almost every time I used it. I went on-line and found that this is common with this camera for some reason.
Summary: I love the features and optics of this camera. I love everything about it, except that it really doesn't work and their service is terrible. Many people posted about the humming sound -- I didn't have that problem. But the electrical system was intermittent from the time I got the camera.
Summary: I bought the ZR45MC camcorder in Sept '02. I have been using it quite regularly. then all of a sudden I cannot load new or old mini DV cassettes. The moment I load a cassette, a message flashes on the screen 'REMOVE TAPE' and beeping sound is generated together with a flashing 'EJECT' message.
Summary: It's light, it's convenient, it's easy to use. But what does it matter? In the end, the unit produces so much buzzing that it renders itself useless. It's just too annoying, and I would not ever want to watch the footage.
The Owners Manual in the box is basically for the ZR50MC!!
15 October 2002
Summary: I bought this camera after looking at some other brands and this model looked JUST RIGHT for me... The manual states that the ZR45MC requires a 4 to 6 PIN FIREWIRE to hook up to a computer (I have a brand new iBook 14" screen/700/G3..top of the line of the iBook series) Don't you believe it!