Summary: This is an excellent camcorder. I have had mine for a about a year and I have had no problems at all with it. The buttons on top are a little small for large hands but if you buy the optional remote control then you don't have to worry with them.
Summary: I am an aspiring film director and find that with the appropriate settings and tapes, that this camcorder performs famously. It has a lot of bells and whistles, which to some, may not be needed. However, for those of us who enjoy the detailed aspects of film making, it is a good choice.
Summary: ... and I still love it. I purchased this camera probably 8 years ago. The purpose at that time was to continue practicing my visual style (I'd graduated from film school a few years prior), and it was more affordable than purchasing a film camera.
Summary: I bought this camera my birthday and thought it was great. A couple months later, I began to notice that the sound skips, and it would constantly eat tapes. And then it goes on some sort of safety mode where it wont let you do anything on the camera because it thinks it might break itself.
Summary: I returned a Sony TRV250 for this camera and am satisfied. The color is good. The sound is good. And, I love the size. It's easy to hold and comfortable to operate. The digital pictures are fine (when using "fine" mode) for electronic distribution (which is good enough for me).
Summary: The camera itself gives you crystal clear movies, they transfer perfectly to VCR with great video and sound quality. Image transfer to PC via FireWire (cable and card not included) is also outstanding.
Summary: was exactly what i needed to complete a project i just wish there was a little more support for win 7 but i can still make things work right it works well and has features that are amazing for it s age
Summary: I loved the look and the features of this camera, combined with the great price. However, the first day I tried to use it I encountered a major problem. The cassette loader would not operate properly. It would close 95% of the way.
Summary: This is my first Camcoder, the other choice I considered was JVC-DV120, I liked JVC's 16x optical zoom, but its construction looked cheesy and it's much bulkier. The DV102 looks much better and has some nice features I like: zoom-mic and build-in light. It's a real good deal.