Summary: This camera is DEFINITELY worth it for what I bought it for ($265). If you're buying used then don't go over $350 unless there are other things included with it. I used this camera for skateboarding and the footy looks really good. Extra batteries are obviously a big help, and they only cost like 5 bucks so make sure to add those to your order, and add some miniDV tapes and your set! The movable viewfinder is awesome too!
Summary: Wow! I cannot believe that the dew detected is such a common error message. My family of 6 had very little money to afford a camcorder, but as a mother of four, I deeply wanted one. My parents bought me one for my birthday and I was elated. Since it was a gift, I had done no research and knew no difference, but the camera worked fine for me and I had/have plenty of tapes of moments in my childrens' toddler years.
Summary: Even though this camera came out a few years ago, I still prefer it over many later models. It's easy to use, well made, and being able to have a mini dv tape for an archive collection is important. I highly recommend it.
Summary: I have been using this camera for about 2 yrs. I did a lot of research before buying and I am sure that I am not much mistaken in my choice. Pros Excellent color reproduction especially in out door settings Easy to use menu small size I did not have any problem with noise from tape as some one reviewed Still pictures are also really good for a 1.2 Mp camera-color reproducion really good, can take still pictures while shooting a video without going back to menu-just click...