Summary: This is a nice little camera. Its easy to use and balances well in the hand. The video is superb but the sound is a little weak. If you get one you might want to think about adding a short shotgun mic on top like I did. That really improves the sound quality. I run a small TV station and I try to keep a couple of these on hand to loan to my customers (churches and independent producers) when they have a camera problem with what they normally use. I like it.
Summary: Even though all the editing and effects are done through my computer, it is impressive that you can do the same on the camcorder alone. Easy to use for any newcomer (using the [A]"Automatic" function), yet plenty of special effects and freedom for the creative (using [M]"Manual" function. Perfect for anybody from beginner to expert...just where the line in between start to be thinner.
Summary: I love the quality of the finished recordings on this camera. I also think that at it's price point it was a good balance of features and portability. Lastly, it was very easy to lug around - doesn't weight much at all - and quite facile in terms of pulling it out and pointing it at something and making a movie on the fly. I probably wouldn't even be selling mine, but I won a new one in a contest! Lucky me!
Excerpt: Questo camcorder Mini DV era una telecamera molto buona, anche come fotocamera digitale da 2 megapixel e risoluzione di 1600x1200 pixel. Un ampio monitor LCD da 3 pollici esce fuori dal corpo dell'apparecchio. Il GR- DV800 di certo non è la più piccola ...