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.
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.
Summary: Why is everybody so upset that it doesnt make indoors look like outside??? It doesnt make anything darker on the video filmed inside, it just gives an accurate depiction of what the lighting is really like.
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.
Summary: My husband and I purchased the Canon ZR85 MiniDV Camcorder about a week ago in preperation for the birth of our first child in April. We were either going to go with this camcorder, or purchase a Sony camcorder.