Summary: I purchased this camcorder used, with nothing but a battery on its back. I had a 10 year old Canon ZR60 which went dead in the middle of recording and I needed to get video off some miniDV tapes and finish my project as inexpensively as possible.
Summary: The video recorder produces outstanding quality videos. The fact that you can also add a card for pictures and videos is also an outstanding feature. The only negative is that you have to keep changing tapes because of their one hour time limit
Summary: I have had this camera since 2007 but did not know that much about it besides to use it similar to my other cameras. I did make some nice little movies of my grandchildren and after reading reviews I really thought I could only use it during the day.
Summary: I have used this camera to record many home movies, along with some student films and shorts. For its price, it has excellent quality, and is incredibly easy to use for an average person. It doesn't have any of the professional features, but it's got a great zoom and good picture.
Summary: I bought this item used and paid very little. It hadn't been used much. I could use it right out of the box without even having to open the manual. It is very user friendly. I like the mini DV format compared to the memory cards and DVD's.