Summary: This little camcorder is AWESOME! I got this for free from my mom's co-worker. She gave me 3 extra tapes, the remote, and the charger. Of course, she gave me the manual as well. I have to say, it performed INCREDIBLE on any day in any weather.
Summary: I purchased this in April of 2008 through Amazon. Within about 6 months of owning this camera, playback had lines going through the picture. It's hit or miss to get it to play properly. I've used a cleaning tape and that doesn't help. Since it's out of warranty, it's $161 to fix.
Surprised at the cheap components and poor performance
22 November 2009
Summary: I got this camera because it was the least expensive one with an external microphone jack -- great if you want to attach a microphone for better sound but generally no longer available in consumer cameras.
Summary: No problems at all. Shipping was incredibly fast. Even got a personal note from the company. Camera works great. Using Windows XP. Absolutely no problems. Great microphone. Sound quality is excellent.
Summary: Purchased for external mic input and high resolution for such an inexpensive unit. Works great, although previous reviews were correct. The internal mic does pick up a lot of noise from the drive mechanism.
Summary: this is not a gripe with the product or the seller but with amazon which stated in description "also compatible with SD cards" which unfortunately is not true. i ordered this product thinking it had all the features of the 950 plus an external mike jack but this unit is missing a still capture...
Summary: We bought this camera in July 08 and this one was a great choice for us ... until we bought a Mac Book Pro in December. This camera was not compatible with iMovie. Our Mac wouldn't recognize the camera at all. I called Apple and talked with their support reps and they said the same.