Summary: I bought it used because I wanted to film the birth of my niece. It has worked great every since and takes stills that are great for slideshows, as well as high quality video. I can transfer the videos to VHS or DVDs simply. The bells and whistles on this model are great, couldn't ask for better.
Summary: There are many different dv camcorders out there for all kinds of budgets. My budget was no too large for my dv purchase, so I shopped around and found the panasonic. I had read both positive and some luke warm reviews of the pv-dv900, but decided to go for it. I am so glad that i did.