Summary: Our camera is just over two years old, well maintained, not heavily used, and is now useless. As is my mother's which is right at a year old. Same problem, which other reviewers have described: the CCD (video capture) fails.
Summary: As many others have reported, mine too has lost the ability to record. Its been used for maybe 50 hours of recording in the past 1 1/2 years and is now completely worthless. Don't buy it! It'll work great for a bit, then fail on you when you most want it to work :(
Summary: yes, i've checked canon's website. if your digital camcorder or camera are having lcd display problems --blank or distorted--, canon will repair it free of charge, regardless of warranty status. just call thier customer support center @ 1-800-828-4040.
Summary: I bought this camera 2 years ago--used it minimally, babied it --never took it anywhere but home--used to tape my puppy when she was small. After almost no use it stopped rcording --just when i wanted it for the birth of my baby! Screen just records black.
Summary: This camera quit just 2 years after put into service. It has not been used excessively. Camera shop advises it will have to returned to manufacturer and will cost about $250 to repair. Two years is not long enough life span it it is not worth spending that much to fix.
Summary: Bought this camcorder about 2 years ago when we had our first baby. It worked well until 6 month ago when the video capture had intermittent problem. Now, it won't capture anything (LCD is black( most of the time).
Summary: We have also had our just over one year old ZR70 lose the ability to capture video. The screens display the text features on start up but where the video feed should appear it just stays black. It was also only very gently used with no traumatic events.
Summary: Hi, my name is Steven Berk. I am an attorney in Washington, DC, who specializes in representing consumers who have purchased defective products from technology companies. I am currently working on cases of that kind against HP and JVC. I noticed your posting concerning ZR70.
Summary: We bought this camera about 1 and 1/2 years ago when we were expecting our first child. Initially, we were pleased with it; however, we used it mostly indoors in moderate light. As our son has gotten older, we have needed to use it in varying conditions (low light, bright outdoors light, snow lit...