The worst possible electronics purchase in world history
Jim McDade, Amazon
21 December 2012
Summary: We bought a new DZ-MV550A before Circuit City bit the dust. I was glad to see them fold after they sold me such a piece of garbage that is disguised as a nice video camera. Problems with this model: 1-The plastic disc holder system used for inserting and removing the media is balky, defective, and...
Summary: I own this camera and recently decided to just trash the darn thing. What a huge waste of money and a huge disappointment. My first problem with the camera is that it ONLY works with Maxell disks.
Summary: Huge Problems finalizing and using the disks, even using the recommended Maxell brand. I just spent $200 on video capture hardware, so I could get my video off the dvd-r. Manufacturer did not tell me about dvd-ram disk, as being the only way of using the dvd right out of the camera.
Summary: We ordered one from QVC last September 30th. I just started to use it in December 25th 2005. I have been having trouble with buying -RW and -R discs. It came with Maxwell -R and one -RW. I purchased -RW Sony and it would not read any of the three discs.
Summary: I bought this camera with high hopes as it was recommended by Consumer Reports. I have had very mixed results. Using the camera is easy. No problems there. However, as soon as I am done with a disc the problems begin. First of all, I have had 4 out of 12 discs not finalize correctly.
Summary: I purchased this on a lark at a Circuit City store that was closing, so I only paid $450 and could return it with no restocking fee (because it was "open box"). For taking movies I really loved it.
Summary: Decided to buy the DZMV580A just before my wife's birthday so we had great quality movies during our 8 day Mexican Riviera Cruise. Regretfully, I have had to twice exchange my camera for a new one (Thanks to Circuit City's 14 day exchange policy.