Summary: I can not begin an evaluation of this product at this early stage of purchase of this camcorder because I have not had time work with the unit. Once I learn about the camcorder and use the unit I will be able to evaluate the product. Thank you!
Summary: The camcorder does not display an image. When I contacted May's Best Buys I got the run around. They said Amazon was responsible for the warranty. Amazon said May's Best Buys was responsible. Long story short, I was responsible for sending the defective camcorder back. Amazon customer service required that I return the item with signature confirmation and insurance. I felt ripped off by Mays Best Buys and let down by Amazon customer service.
Summary: My canon zr65 suddenly went black (No image detected). From what I found on the web (a lot of people have the same problem), the CCD may be the cause. It looks like there is a quality issue about this part. To replace a CCD is very costly. Take your chance.
from '02 to 1wk ago thought it was great, now eats tapes....
28 November 2004
Summary: (correction: i just noticed 12/3 i actually have a zr50mc..duhh...) guess i bought it around 3/2002 since my first tape is dated 3/18/02. (online for $580 or something like that...cant remember.) i've shot 12 90minute tapes since that time (60mins set at SP for 90min recording). like i said, i thought it was a great camera for video until recently.
Summary: I shot a feature film on this little baby. Works best under low light. For those who had problems with the camera, maybe you're just too dumb to make it work. Maybe you should go to film school like I did. No problemo. Great camera for the price. Only, i paid full price for it and now see Amazon.com had a much better deal! Ahhhh!
Summary: I used this camera to take close-up pictures easily at the US Grand Prix Pit Walkabout today and I found it outstanding. Even from distances as far as 100 feet, you can zoom in far enough to see very detailed parts of the cars, like small wires used for telemetry. I highly recommend it, although the battery life is incredibly short and there is next to no space (8MB) on the card I got with it. But this is to be expected.