Summary: I was pleased beyond my expectations! My camcorder arrived in just a couple of days in like-new, excellent condition. I would not hesitate to purchase from this seller again! My son, Charles Fullwood is a singer-songwriter, and I use my camcorder to videotape his performances.
Summary: We purchased this camera in 2005 before going to Peru on vacation. It performed amazingly! We shot about 500 stills, and about 5 mini-dv tapes full of memories. I have used it on many trips since and now use it almost weekly at church events and family gatherings. It has worn out 2 batteries, and keeps on making great video. Now that we are in the HD world, we were thinking of upgrading to an HD camera.
Summary: this was my first ever camcorder, this model dropped in price and can be picked up for around $200-300. As mentioned in many online reviews the color is very accurate, but issues with low light. I never had to shoot in low light, but I did purchase a Bescor MX-601 light kit for $90 that fits on the hotshoe (get the 40w version with 2 20w bulbs is good enough to film an outside patio scene with approx 15-20ft max clarity NOT on zero lux setting which is very choppy but...
Summary: This camcorder has many features to desire and can be used for everyday use in many conditions. This is the second camcorder I've had in this range and am really pleased with it. The only negative thing about it is the low resolution still camera functionality it has at 3.1 MP. Otherwise a great buy with good clarity, saturation, optical zoom and features.
Only worked for about 4 weeks in the last year and a half
R. Mullen, Amazon
7 February 2007
Summary: I was looking forward to using this highly rated camera for taking video of our new son. Unfortunately, the camera tape mechanism went out after the first 4 months and I had to send the camera to Illinois to be repaired, and also to get the tape out of the camera. The camera was out for 6 weeks. The refurbished camera lasted approx. 6 more months, sent it back again and this time it cost me $168 to have it refurbished.
Summary: I did a lot of research before buying the PV-GS250. Now that I have the camera in my hands I know I made a great choice. Great image quality. Great build quality. The low light problems you read about are not really a big deal. In a noramlly lit room everything is fine.
Summary: I love my new camera!!! This is my first video camera and there is definitely no buyers remorse here. It is soooo user friendly!I researched many cameras and found this one to be most suitable for my needs. My company was subcontracted to work with another production company and my camera (PV-GS250) was used as a secondary camera for b-roll and it was fabulous. The footage was almost seamless between the two cameras when it was being edited.
Summary: This is a great camcorder. The picture is excellent. It has well thought out features. I like the fact that you can also take high resolution still pictures. It is very small and compact. The only thing that could be better is the flash for the still pictures. I often get the glare from the flash in the picture.