Summary: Hey there! The camera is great; however, after taking it on a trip with me all my video turned out badly because there appears to be a problem with the head. I won't totally blame this on the seller, but will say that it was quite dissapointing to have a bad camera immediately after purchasing what I thought was a totally refurbed unit.
Summary: I bought this item and tested in low light against an old 8mm camcorder. It was terrible. I returned this and purchased the Canon Elura 70 (older version of the elura 90). The Canon is much better - no comparison.
Summary: Great camera? When indoors this thing is sub-par. If there are worse camcorders than this, why are they selling? Three 60 watt lights, a Christmas tree and a 45 watt recessed light, and this thing is grainy and dark. it was hard to make out facial features let alone the subject's eyes. I tried all the settings to no avail (on a positive note all the settings, including manual, are easy to use). Another gripe is the image stabilization.
Summary: I this camcorder on October 27, 2005 from Circuit City. I asked the salesperson if he could hook power up to the display so I could see how it looks, but he said he was unable to do this. If I had been able to see this camcorder working in the store - I WOULD NOT HAVE WASTED MY MONEY ON IT. I have a VHS-C camcorder and was hoping to be upgrading to Digital. I opened it up yesterday and tested it out.