Summary: Nice..great.. I dont know what to say but i like the item. Im gonna use this for editing some videos from minidv to dvd.. I hope it will turn out great.. This ismy first time to edit or copy a video from a camcorder..
Summary: This is one great camcorder! I know because I have one, but have lost the software when traveling. Would anyone know how I can get the software? Called Canon, it's discontinued. Searched the Web, nothing! Help!
Summary: I purchased this camcorder last week through ebay and got a super deal on it. ($225) Before I bought this camera, I read reviews from others here that said there was a loud humming sound. I have been using this camera for a week now, already recording 3 mini DV tapes and have noticed NO humming sound. Maybe it works differently for others' cameras, but mine is fine. I do have wind reduction turned on, maybe this is making the microphone not pick up the sound.
Summary: This is a very easy to use camera with excellent video. Read the reviews and did not hear any humming noise when operating and the low light pictures were very good. The still pictures are good for the internet but are not good enough quality to use as a regular camera.
Summary: I am a first-time camcorder buyer, so I've been researching these for the past couple months. I had my choices narrowed down to the Canon ZR45 and the Sony TRV18. The Canon was smaller, lighter, cheaper, and fit better in my hand than the Sony. Canon wins, right? Well, the one thing that bothered me was reading the reviews about the 'motor whine' during playback. I knew this is one thing that would really bother me.
Summary: Was torn between this and the Sony - went for the Canon because it's more Mac friendly and a little less expensive. The "buzz" noise is only heard when replaying video in the camcorder. I've downloaded it and don't hear it from my computer. I've also copied video back to the tape and played back on the camcorder and the noise is not there. Haven't used all the features yet, but for our needs it's great and so small! I'd definitely recommend it!
Summary: We decided on the zr45 because of the value period. We purchased the Sony DVR18 and were not impressed by the color the first couple of times we played back the taped movie. We even tried a different tape in the Sony to no avail. We took the Sony back to the store and even the salesman was surprised that the Sony's performance was subpar. After looking around the store my wife really like the smaller size and ergonomics of the Cannon.
Summary: So many of the reviews I've read about this camera complained about motor noise. After purchasing this camera and using it in mulitiple settings, I haven't had a bad experience. While there is indeed a small level of motor noise, I found that using the Wind Screen shooting mode reduced what little noise there was to nearly 0 detectable db. If you're an amateur home movie maker, the features and ease of use make this camera well worth the money.
A high quality job in a digital format- does the job well!
David Traill, Amazon
25 November 2002
Summary: I got this camcorder for a few reasons. First, Consumer Reports loved it in their 2002 buying guide, and second, the size and capabilities. The zoom lens on this is incredible, but obviously shouldn't be moved too quickly if you are zoomed in on something. I took it to an airshow and was able to zoom in on things other people were missing, and the digital recording allowed us to clearly pick out details when we paused a recording that were surprisingly sharp.