Summary: I bought Hitachi DZ-MV350A(NTSC). It does show errors a lot for any reason and we couldn't watch on our dvd player after finalized. It wasn't easy to operate and and copy to another dvd-r. I did go crazy to understand how to operate and what to do (even after reading the manual several times).
An extra digital camera not necessary with this baby
3 December 2005
Summary: While I admit the processing software was slightly annoying initially, we've been completely satified since installation. Being able to store it all on the computer as a secondary back up to the disks is a relief too as disks are too delicate for my tastes as the only means of holding precious...
Summary: I already paid for a sony dvd camera but when I tested it and gave it some beating with the functions,it was so bad.Then the salesman gave me this HITACHI dvd camera.I tried it and tested it.It was awesome and gave it some test too.
Summary: I was swayed by the promise of playing a burned DVD right out of camera. and now I wish I had stuck to my old analog Video (Hitachi) which never gave me any trouble. It's the DVDs that are full of errors. I went to Europe with this camera and out of 8 disks , 6 could not be read!!
Summary: I bought the camera in January '05 for a trip abroad. Filmed 5 DVD-RAM disks over the following 3 weeks and absolutely loved the camera. The picture is very good, the sound sensitivity is excellent and the low light capability is fine. Definitely plan to have 2 batteries...
Summary: I have owned this camera since July, 2004. I bought it just before we went on our annual family vacation, so it received a lot of use right out of the box. It was relatively easy to set up and start using immediately.
Summary: I've had this camcorder for four months now. My wife and I were going to take our first vacation in a long while. We decided to go to the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee and I didn't want to forget this trip so we decided to buy a DVD camcorder.
Summary: I 've been using this DVD camcorder for one month already, and it performs very well indoors and outdoors. The picture quality is poor but this is normal for 1MP CCD camera. Colors are very vivid and well distinguished. Using DVD-RAM is easy and so far without any writing/reading errors.
Summary: I don't know how many changes have been made in the manufacturing process from model 550. But buyer beware that with the digital media - there are often many errors - like there are when you write a music cd.