Summary: Bought so I could transfer old home movies to the computer. First camera offered that is priced appropriately. Most people selling these old cameras know the people are buying them to save old home videos so they are price gouging the customers.
Summary: I bought one of these when they first came out. Takes great video. Very clear as you would expect from digital. However, it suffers badly in low light and is kind of fragile. I haven't used it very much and it is now non-functioning.
Summary: well...the camcorder is great and i love the size and shape of it . I have had it for 1 week and my LCD is always so blurry so i thought maybe it's just the Lcd so I connected the camcoder to the T.V and it is still blurry.
Summary: These cameras are very user-friendly. I teach video classes for children ages 8-15 and even the youngest of the group are able to pick them up and go. They capture the best images when used outside; image quality is significantly sacrificed indoors when using automatic mode.
Summary: I bought the predecessor to this model over a year ago, and have made a total of 15 tapes of my kids. Being busy parents, we never have time to watch them, and have maybe seen a total of 5 of the tapes. Total time operated in this period (whether recording or playing) is less than 40 hours.
Summary: We use Canon in general because of their amazing compatibility with a wide rage of formats. The ZR-Series is no exception. You are able to achieve high quality with ease. The VIC chip makes a big difference when you are importing a lot of video to edit on your PC/Mac.