Excerpt: Now we had been looking for a light and easy to use camera that we would be able to take with us on holidays we looked on here to find reviews and saw the GR-D240 but could only find the GR-D247 which seems to be the same as the GR-D240. The advantages that I can see are: •It's a lot smaller than anticipated which is great its about the size of your palm (6.4 x 8.4 x 14.6 cm), •Its very light (half a kilo all in), for something so small it seems to have a very big screen...
Pros: light, easy to use and cheap
Cons: the little blue saftey button and the flimsey cover
Excerpt: I was never really sure if a budget camera would suit me. I'd decided I needed to change my current camera, which I bought 3yrs ago for £1200. I didn't really want to spend that much again. And at a price of a shade under £200 this was a bargain. As with most people, I wanted something simple, without features I would never use, cheap and of good quality. A friend of mine had this camera already and I had seen the footage off of it.
Excerpt: Have now produced reams of tape, in all conditions, and can thus update this review. The 240 has proved a little gem. Although it has enough manual settings to suit just about every condition, practical experience shows it's very reliable on "Auto". Obvious manual changes you might want to make - eg night and backlighting - are easy and obvious, and don't require the use of the menu system.
Pros: Rock bottom price, but packed with well proven technology .
Cons: May be overtaken by new technology - i . e . direct DVD recording, HD recording
Excerpt: I bought this camcorder 7 months ago and have now got several tapes full of memories. Lightweight and designed to sit comfortably in your hand, this camcorder seems to be well built and is perfect for carrying with you on holidays and family days out. Mine has sustained a few knocks and bumps as all do - but I was surprised to find that the silver-grey paintwork did not scratch or chip.
Pros: Small build, comfortable to hold, great picture quality in normal daylight .
Cons: Bad picture quality in low lighting situations, tape - loading can be tricky if using a tripod .