Summary: I first purchased a their GZ-MC200 unit. A very similar unit but without the improvements found on the MC500. Once I was satisfied that I wasn't buying a misteak (these models are discontinued) I went ahead and purchased the 500, their top of the line version.
.mod file is an mpeg2 file, works under Linux/Linspire
D. Fox, Amazon
31 March 2006
Summary: The .mod files produced by this camera can be viewed unmodified using a regular mpeg2 player such as mplayer. The wide mode does show up squeezed into a 4:3 aspect ratio, I haven't worked on that issue yet. Very pleased.
Summary: This camcorder is definitely for hard core gadget geeks. I've had it for two days and I'm completely satisfied. I did extensive research before purchasing, so I knew what to expect. If you are used to editing with a miniDV camcorder, and expect this to work exactly the same, you will have problems.
Summary: Several days of recording sporting activities has left me with a very positive reaction to this camcorder. Clip quality is very good. Clarity, color, anti-shake seem to be excellent. Operating controls are a little cramped and the multifunctions based on context for buttons required some learning.
Nice convergence 5mp digital camera and video cam in one
Amazon Customer "Robert W. Bjoraker, Jr.", Amazon
4 June 2005
Summary: Had this digicam for about 24 hours and here are my first impressions: I own a Panasonic SV AV100 which saves mpeg2 video and mpg4 to a SD card. It did it well and I was pleased with it, but the low resolution digital camera function was surpassed by some wireless phones.
Summary: Non si può rimanere impassibili alla curiosità destata all'estrema variabilità del prezzo praticato per questa ottima videocamera, a prescindere da queli che possano essere i prezzi dei negozi e dei supermercati tra i quali spesso si arriva a differenze notevoli, ma raramente si supera il 30 %, in...