Summary: I have purchased several Canon products in the past but never owned a video camera before. I did some research and with Canon quality in mind I purchased this camera just before a trip to Maine. I was rewarded with great pictures as well as video!
Summary: This is the first video camera I have purchased. Having used many Hi8 and SVHS video cameras I was unsure what camera to buy. After reading the reviews and asking associates and testing the camera.
Summary: This is an update to my review of the ZR50MC camera (see ZR-50MC Report With DM-50 Mike and VL-3 Light, May 22, 2002). I have had the ZR50MC camera for well over a year and I've used it for 6 major events- (2 weddings, 2 cello recitals, 2 school productions).
Summary: I purchased this camera just a few days ago so I have yet to try out all the functions and get a real feel to it, but so far I really enjoy it. I like Canon. I have one of the Canon digital still cameras, although just an entry-level point-and-shoot, I think it's great for the job.
Summary: Things sometimes get better - Canon improved this camcorder-series, and we should be happy about it! This is what I can say about a close model to this one (the ZR50MZ), the earlier top-model: I work with camcorders since 1988 - S-VHSC, Hi8, etc.
What motor noise? Awesome optical zoom~Great Camera !
Laurie B Macrae, Amazon
3 April 2003
Summary: This is my first camcorder. I have downloaded several 60 minute MiniDV tapes to my editing program and have had NO detectable motor noise. I purchased the optional directional stereo microphone that attaches to the accessory shoe for higher quality sound recording, but haven't used it yet.
Summary: I did a lot of research before deciding to go with this camcorder. So far, I have been very pleased. You may actually have to read the owner's manual to learn how to use it to it's fullest potential, which is something I'm not used to.
Summary: If you looking for a high quality Mini DV camcorder at a reasonable price then look no further. Cannon is for you. I am not a person who can be easily impressed but ZR70 has got everything which you expect from your camcorder. Here are few things I would like to share: 1.