Decent Camcorder with some incovenient features...
Dr. Christopher M. Minio, Amazon
20 February 2013
Summary: I bought this for a homestay teacher exchange program to Japan, sponsored by Hitachi. As part of the agreement, we had to purchase a Hitachi digital camera/camcorder. Some of the technology was "awkward" and made it difficult to edit and produce a final product once I returned.
Summary: the prducto excellent when used in very good this pewter physical functioning and the product was very good paratodo foulbrood pressures achieved in the unicique recordings do not like the resolution of the camera but this excellent video
Summary: OK first of all I am not an instructions reader so I play with all the buttons and adjustments without fear. This is an awesome little camcorder it has all the bells and whistles that I need for the light recording that I do. I have an iphone and a digital camera that I can record video with but I also wanted something with an excellent zoom ability and I got that.
Summary: I was in need of a DVD based camcorder and with most camcorders on the market today being flash memory or HDD based it came down to this unit or the Sony Handycam. The price was better on this unit with similar features to the Sony. The unit appears to be a refurb'ed unit. It functions fine, but the battery will not hold a charge for more than 10 min. Now I have to locate and purchase another battery. Other than that it is easy to use and the picture quality is good.
Summary: Fantastic Product! It takes fantastic pictures and does not easily create shaky images. All you need is a simple DVD ripping software and you can upload directly to youtube. The quality is superior to most HDD camcorders out there and well worth the purchase. Very pleased!
Summary: The 5020A is a first timer camera that is going to make home videos of the usual travels, family outings and such. It's actually fairly easy to use and you can use a variety of recordable mini-dvd's. I use the regular DVD-R which are the least expensive and allow the least editing in the camera, but that's me. SPECIAL NOTE: As mentioned in previous review DON"T LOSE the battery charger and cord that comes with this camcorder.
Summary: Have had this camera for over 2 years. Takes great pictures if you use the best quality setting. The only problem there is that, at least with the disks I have, there are only 19 minutes per disk at this quality. This has not been a major problem as we use it mostly for vacation video and we do short clips anyhow. The disks that I have are re-writable, so we have used them over and over. After many rewrites the camera can be somewhat fussy about re-formatting them.