Summary: Exactly what I needed it for. Great price and brand new. I got lucky that they were selling it when I was looking for just this item. Only criticism would be that the packaging was very fragrant (perfume? patchouli oil?) on the outside and this fragrance was even on the product inside the brand new box. This creates a problem for me as my wife has asthma so I need to wait for it to air out before I can actually use it on a regular basis.
Summary: OK, so first off, let me tell you why I bought this camera. I bought it to transfer miniDV to computer. Now it does that fine like every camera is suppose to. The problems are with the lack of options... - You have to unplug the battery to use the power adapter AC/DC Option - There is no mute option or audio routing, so when you play back tapes you have to listen to everything.
Summary: This camera gets 5 stars for its 3 year performance so far, that is for ease of use, quality of picture and features of camera, i bought this especialy to film high school football games. In Daylight.The night games,dont get the quickest response with the focus, and sometimes get a bit fuzzy, it's the low light. On windy days,you may pick up distortion sound,of wind blowing across the mic,These are my only complaints. But for the price its a great buy.
Summary: We purchased this miniDV camcorder for our grandson for Christmas. He absolutely loves it ! The seller was terrific and we would definetely buy from him again. The package arrived quickly and was in excellent condition.
Summary: Bought this camera after several other mishaps (recalls, left in rain, drops, etc.) with other cameras. It is well worth the money and better than the other cameras I paid twice as much for. In quick summary, good basic features (can take out of box and use) great stabilization and picture quality more advanced features if you want to learn them most switches or buttons are manual (making the electronic probs less) rec button recs when pressed (no hesitation or waiting...