Summary: I had researched the item and made a decision to buy the specific one I did for purposes of making a video from inside the cockpot of my airplane...The specific item had the necessary auxiliary input jacks for me to accomplish my goal....
Summary: Good reliable camera at a great price - from ebay. Technology is changing so fast that many times perfectly usable cameras have been used very little before being resold. ebay allows a guy like me to acquire a camcorder like the ZR 85 with little effort for an excellent price - and put it to work.
Pros: I have never had a dv camcorder before and this one is a great solution for the money. It is also a great first time camera. I recommend it! Just turn on some lights and you will have a great indoor shot.
Summary: I am really surprised by these other reviews on lighting. When shooting in the dark I used the night mode button and it allowed me to take great footage in the dark. I also found the DV Messager software to be extremely user-friendly. It allowed me to import my footage for editing (gotta love Final Cut Pro). Overall I think it is a great buy for the buck.
Summary: I agree with the 12 year old. I have used this camera for three weeks and think it is just great. I have been to two birthday parties indoors and the lighting was great,I used video and still pictures. I love that it is so quick and easy to go back and forth between the two.I have also used it in a Butterfly Museum and the pictures were so true to color that my friends want copies sent to thier computers.When I first bought this I was just looking for a plan digital...
Pros: The price was right compare to others with less zoom. Powerful lense and indoor shots are awesome under low light conditions. Easy to use and buttons are not hard to reach when u need to get to them. The remote is sweet when you want to include yourself o
Cons: None so far besides it doesn't have image stabilization and thats no big deal to me because I still get great movies outta this baby.