Summary: I have had several Camcorders, and this one has been the best of the bunch. Normally larger means better stabilization, but this unit is both small and stable. This is the second one I owned. The first I subjected to a major torture test by taking it into the mountain trails of Utah for 3 days.
Summary: I love this camera. I have owned it now for a couple years and have found it easy to use. The only down sides are that the battery does not last as long as i would like but extra batteries are not that expensive and i wish that there was a light on it for when you plan on capturing tape in low light...
Summary: I have owned this camera for several years now. It still captures video and I can retrieve digital video off of it from my computers running Ubuntu Linux. My major complaint was that the view screen quit on me after about a month of owning it, thank goodness for the built-in old-school viewfinder.
Decent camcorder, no extra light for flash/low-light situations
Ko-shing Lee, Amazon
26 January 2009
Summary: I grabbed this camcorder at Walmart as the cheapest option on Christmas Eve 3 years ago, to capture my kids on Christmas morning. Little did I know my hubby and kids would do the whole gift-opening without me or the camera, while I slept in after staying up half the night doing last-minute wrapping!
Summary: I bought this camera when it first came out. It's not a bad camera, by any means, for the price. But, I did have problems connecting it to a computer via firewire. I tried two different computers and neither recognized the camera. I spent many hours,literally, trying to find the problem.
Summary: I really wanted a 3CCD model, but since I'm just starting out and need to buy other stuff, like a tripod, monopod, media, firewire adapter card, camera bag, etc. This fits the budget nicely and it is compact enough to carry it anywhere.