Summary: We had a specific need for this camera. We had one and it stopped working. So we needed one similar. Found one on Amazon and seller was very good with communication. Shipping was fast and the product was as descripted. So I don't see any reason not to gove them any thing but 5 stars. Thanks again for the great deal.
Summary: I have to thank the seller for saving my purchase of a new camcorder that would be all digital--I prefer the old MiniDV tape series because of the quality of editing the frames upon my mac. The current line of ZR series by canon are no longer made. Such are the times. But this will let me continue use the remainder of my tapes. The seller provided excellent service and excellent delivery. I received the items indicated and all were in working order.
Summary: One of the first things I notice about any electronic equipment is how much time I actually need to spend with the manual. I would much rather look at the equipment and know immediately what to do without having to read up on it-just grab and go. To me, this is an important feature. That's where I had the most problem with this camera. I had to play around with it to figure out all the functions.
Some manual features, Good (but not great) quality--A Nice First Camcorder
S. Watson, Amazon
18 October 2008
Summary: Definitely a good starter camcorder, has pretty good features. Pros: -Quickstart feature -Comfortable (although wrist strap kinda hurts after an hour or so) -Impressive zoom (sometimes has trouble focusing on very distant objects) -Small -Has SD card slot (for taking crappy videos and pics, but still works if you have to shoot something and only have this camcorder) -Can take pictures while recording (to MiniDV tape, don't know about when you're recording to the card)...
Summary: This is a great Camcorder. It is easy to use and is great for videoing sports. We use this a lot to video our daughter's soccer games and we get a great quality image and the sports feature helps keep the image steady. This Camcorder will hook up to your TV, VCR or DVD burner by AV cables. We connect ours to our DVD burner and transfer our video to DVD. I would recommend this for anyone that is looking for an Camcorder that is reasonably price and easy to use.
Summary: This camera is okay. The picture quality is a little blocky and it is shaky. Overall, though, it is pretty decent. It's comfortable to hold and the options are fairly simple to figure out. It doesn't do real well with brightness in the background, e.g. light reflecting off a mirror or window, but it does have an option that helps. Mostly a good value and possibly better for people with actual video skills.