Summary: I just wanted a basic, small and easy to use video camera for my trip to Australia. This product fit that description perfectly. It has some really cool features like digital effects and a little light for those night shots. You can manually control the shutter speed which is good in certain situations. It also uses Firewire to capture to a computer and has s-video ports to connect directly to a TV.
Summary: i like it real good, it has served me well. if i had 10 more, then i would just be beside myself. its sleek metal body, just glistens in the lamp light, when the power serges through it, the creater springs to life...admiring everything around it, and taking the suroundings in withought prefference to any particular thing.
Summary: I bought one of these new about 7 years ago. Since I run a small video editing studio, I am occasionally asked to copy certain television programs to Mini-DV (programs which I edit from raw footage brought to me, not current broadcast programs, which we all know are copyrighted and illegal to duplicate, just to clear up a point). I edit a small weekly show for regional cable and they request the finished program be submitted to them on Mini-DV.
Summary: When I bought this in 2000, it was pretty ok. Now with next generation of camcorders available, this is something you would want to stay away from. The picture does not look hi-resolution, colors are not lively and brightness leaves a lot to be desired. You will also miss latest features like 16:9. I bought camcorder light for it on eBay for about $30 and it helped with brightness.
Summary: I bought this camcorder on sale about 1 1/2 years ago and was moderately happy with it until this last week when the firewire (IEEE1394) connection stopped working entirely. I've tried 3 new cables and 4 computers (including one Apple Powerbook) and nothing is working. I've contacted Panasonic and they keep telling me to locate a service center using their online site. I use the online site to discover that there isn't one withing an unlimited mile radius (hello!?
Summary: This camera worked fine for shooting videos at close range. Since I have a preference to SLR cameras, I found I was a bit disappointed in the photo quality. But for the most part this camera worked well. I was impressed a bit with the abilty to take still frame shots along with being able to connect it to my PC.
Summary: After eight months, I still love my PV-DV100. I only wish I'd bought it sooner to record vacation footage a few weeks before. I can't wait to videotape my new baby when he or she is born this week! Compared to an average consumer-grade analog camcorder, the video is clearer, and the 16-bit sound is crisp (which I appreciate when playing back movies through my home theater system and making movies on my PC). Images look great on my 32-inch TV.
Summary: Like most purchasers of camcorders, I had my first child last August. Thus, I decided to buy a camcorder to take hours of video that I will never watch again. On the other hand, if I didn't buy a camcorder, I would be a horrible parent, right? Anyways, I did a fair amount of research online and in print (Consumers Reports). I finally decided to purchase the Panasonic PVDV201, based on the recommendations of several electronics salespeople.
Summary: Im new to digial cams and i really enjoyed this cam. It's been working great and it's worth the small sum of cash you are paying. Not too bad. I recommend it if you want a cam for such a low price.
Summary: I purchased this product nearly two weeks ago. I insisted on a MiniDV format over Hi8 because I wanted the best quality images. Perhaps I expected too much from Digital but I am disappointed in the quality of the video it produces. My camera was purchased primarily to be used indoors and even with additional lighting to the room it still gives off a grainer, darker image even after a various number of adjustments.