Summary: Gentlemen, I recently found out that Canon has a worldwide recall for ZR70 and similiar models. I got my ZR70 repaired for FREE. Check out your nearest Canon Service Centers. I am based in Manila, Philippines, they did it here, for sure they'll do it there in the States.
Summary: This is my first camcorder. I also have a Canon S30 (3.0 mp). I bought the ZR70 based on my experience with Canon and the feature set. I'll start with my positive impressions: -The 22x optical zoom is great. I feel confident in knowing that I'll probably never need a longer zoom.
Unacceptable motor noise in an otherwise good product
Kevin Moore, Amazon
30 March 2003
Summary: This was the 3rd camcorder I tried. I wanted something that was quiet and had a decent LUX. It shot fairly well in low light situations but the motor noise was too loud. Very high pitch. When playing back, low noise scenes were dominated by eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee at a high note. Too bad.
Summary: Good: 1)The various editing & filming functions of the camcorder. 2)The controls are easy to use. 3)Zooming and wide angle function 4)Compact and light. 5)Nice remote control function Bad: 1) The motor noise is still present!