Summary: I bought this camera just to convert Mini DV tapes to mpeg files on an old computer which fortunately still has firewire connections. The camera has been working perfectly since then and I have already converted more than 40 tapes. It also has arrived on time.
Summary: DO NOT EVER GET THIS CAMCORDER! EVER!! Sure it works for the first year, but after the first year or so, you will start noticing strange noises coming through the camera, and you WILL eventually get the black screen of death. Once you get "THE SCREEN" you are basically done with that camera.
Summary: It was the first time i have made a purchase of that type on the internet, i knew the prouduct would be used, but had over looked a few details about what it came with , so i got what i ordered . and hope to be more through next time apone rash desisions.
Summary: When I received this camera, it had no instructions on how to use. I did "google" for advise, found it only rated a 7.5 in workmanship/usability. I had no idea where battery compartment was. Battery light did indicate that battery needed changing.
Summary: Its a SD format Camcorder, with that stated the Camcorder works smooth and sound. The Video, when used with Firewire, works very well. The Camcorder Struggles with Bright or Dark places. The best thing, is Canon support will help you on any question on your Product...
Summary: Well, this one (canon zr80) didn't work when I got it on Ebay. I'm not a camera tech, but what I have learned so far in researching the problem indicates that these older Canon tape based camcorders often suffer circuit board degradation that is age related, not use related.
Summary: My 83 year old mother needed to replace her 35mm camera. She is not into technology, even though digital cameras are easy to use for many. I searched for a camera for weeks in the local chain stores until a coworker suggested I surf ebay.
Summary: I love this camera because it is easy to use, has a date imprint, auto rewind, auto red eye out, and auto rewind. I had one brad new years ago and just used it till it couldn't take being rattled around in my purse any more. It was a great camera and took a real beating.