Thankfully I didn't need the cam for what it was ...
Peter Carfagna, Amazon
15 February 2015
Summary: Thankfully I didn't need the cam for what it was made for, I was using it to record pictures directly to my computer. But before I set it up on my computer I try to use the cam to record a video the cam stopped working about 1 day after using it. I tried to reset it a few times but gave up.
Summary: When I received this camcorder, I was initially shocked because I ordered it and received only two days later. This has to be the fastest item I have ever received. The quality of the camcorder was pristine and I received all items in the listing plus a few more that weren't.
Summary: My husband bought this camcorder for me for our anniversary in 2005. I have not had one problem with it since. I even took it to Iraq (a very sandy and windy place) and did my own little documentary!! The menu is easy to understand and follow.
Summary: I really like this camera a lot. It is easy to use. DVD-RAM idea is great, but not super compatible. My goal was to take videos with the camera, then burn the DVD-RAM disc's images onto DVD-R type disks and then be on my way.
Summary: See other comments about the challenges of viewing this on your computer. They make it sound like you're just recording a DVD and you'll be able to pop it in anywhere. WRONG. And this model doesn't connect directly to a computer directly.
If you want to record home movies directly to dvd on a budget
3 March 2006
Summary: You are not going to get every option avaliable with this camera! But then again your not paying for for every option either! Just take the time to reaserch your needs and what your budget is. Personally I wanted to record family movies directly to DVD and convert my old HI8 and VHS video to dvd.
Summary: Without purchasing another piece of hardware ,you cannot record to dvd via PC with this little number.All the other features are great but it's like traveling 500 ft and stopping short 1 foot from the destination .WTF!!!! Amazon advertises the Monster cable as an "accessory". Really?
make sure you have a multi format DVD system if you use the RAM discs...
S. Bell, Amazon
28 July 2005
Summary: i have had this unit for over a month (summer 2005), took it on a trip to Vegas and even in very high ambient heat there, it has performed flawlessly. also used both mini DVD-R (best general choice for most people) but also used and recorded to the mini DVD-RAM discs which come in those nice...