This is a high quality camera that has not let me down for the past 8 years
10 March 2014
Summary: I have used this camera in my work environment for the past 8 years. It is a 3 chip camera that gives excellent color. I use this camera primarily because it is a high quality camera that has a fire wire port. This port is what I use to produce videos for golf lessons on the tee.
Summary: I have owned this camera for several years and for it's size and cost (about $350 when it was a new current model) it has performed well. The viewfinder has been a problem - I broke the screen on one but the other one just faded to black one day and I personally cannot shoot with the eyepiece.
Summary: Although this camcorder has a nice flip-out screen so you can see yourself recording, the battery life isn't the best. Here's my Pros and Cons of this camcorder. Pros: -Great quality -Good picture -Awesome zoom -Flip-out screen -Easy to figure out -Handle/Strap Cons: -Bad battery life. (Takes too long to charge, and runs out of battery quickly.
Summary: I WANTED A CAMERA OR A PLAYER TO TRANSFER MY MINI DV TAPES TO DVDS AND THIS CAME ACROSS, IT IS A GREAT CAMERA IT IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR, MY WIFE EVEN PREFERS USING IT TO RECORD NEW VIDEOS OVER THE OLD CAMERA. THE LENS IS GREAT. BIG SCREEN!
I bought this camera several years ago, and it's still works!
3 March 2011
Summary: I bought this camera several years ago, and it's still works. I bought this camera for video analysis with my golf and tennis club members and to shoot videos for my academy online. It works great. The only problem with it is that the USB connection is where the battery goes, so when you want to connect it to a pc or laptop, you HAVE TO use a power outlet. There are other minor things that could be changed or added, but nothings perfect.
Summary: I bought this cam 2 years ago to shoot backyard films and practice some basic video techniques. For that purpose, this is a good buy - given its fairly high quality 3 CCD sensor (gets some good standard video) and manual control functions. The cam is durable - I've dropped it from tripod height many times with flip screen open, remains completely intact and workable, no internal damage.
Summary: I am very happy with this camcorder, I recently bought this because I was getting tired of my panasonic pvgs85 and decided to upgrade to this, and I must say it produces very high quality videos for its price, I film a lot of things like skateboarding, movies for projects, family stuff and all that jazz, but the thing that brought me down the most was the low lighting on this camera, it isnt too good so if your looking to make movies and such and night time then you...