Excerpt: Great size which fits snugly and easily in your hand allowing free movement. Recording quality is clear and sharp although editing through the built in features is problematical and a bespoke / professional AV package offers much better results. Sound is adequate and meets expectations.
Pros: Nice size and almost a very good unit
Cons: Built in design flaw and manufacturer arrogance
Summary: I have had the camera for about 2 years. It has never been abused and has only used for social type occassions. It had only had about 10 hours of use when I began to get the "clean heads" message. Despite cleaning the heads the message became more regular.
Excerpt: Good for a while but since a few months I haven't been able to record anything, it keeps asking me to press the reset switch. But it doesnt work and no oen seems to find a solution to it that is going to cost me a fortune. I am buying another camera.
Excerpt: I had this camera for 4 years now, and I was happy with it. its only recently it started to behave stranegly. firstly the LCD did not function and I had to replace its cable (normal for 4 years of service).
Summary: Had this camcorder for a few years now. Served me really well and was impressed until recently. Had almost exact problems as described above - disc cage would open itself prompting a 'press reset button alert' and the mechanism started chewing tape.
Excerpt: i have had this camera for a few years now and it has been excellent for me. i have done wedding videos to dvd, promotional dvds for businesses, christenings and holidays, and have had virtually no problems the only downside i've had is filming in low light, eg.
Summary: I actually won this camcorder in a competition so thankfully I didnt spend any money on it, but the money spent in repair after repair after repair for this thing probably was more than the price anyway!