Summary: If you're still thinking about getting a video camera for home movies or amateur filmmaking, and are still confused about the various formats, and concerned about the cost, here's a simple solution. It's simple to use, rugged, and so cheap that it's almost (but not quite) disposable. It even loads its software for you on your home computer. Shoot some scenes, plug it in to the computer, and a few minutes later you're editing and overdubbing.
Summary: I test RCA and Flip, although they are very similar, pure digital PSV-351 is the BEST, easy to use, record and download, colors perfect, sound very good (not RCA)price OK, I recommend it to everybody from kids to seniors.
Summary: My daughter was very pleased after receiving the Pure Digital PSV-351 Camcorder for her birthday. We were very pleased with the results. She and her cousins have made music videos and done plays and we can watch their creations on the TV or the computer very easily. I was surprised by the picture and sound quality. Very impressive for such a small, inexpensive camcorder. The only downside is that it really doesn't "zoom" very well.
Summary: I bought this on a lark, it just seemed like such fun and though I bought it back in Dec, I finally really used it today at a wedding, and I was shocked! It took great video inside the church where my (low end) digital camera could not. I wasn't sure how the video would actually turn out, but it was GREAT considering by the time things were done I paid $[...] for it.
Summary: This camera is great in many respects. I bought it for my kids to use and it is small and easy to operate. Downloading through the USB is easy but involves reaching around the back of the computer since my USB splitter doesn't work with this device. My only problem is that the software didn't install. I can still retrieve the .avi files and view them through WinAmp so it is not the end of the world but I sent an email to Pure Digital and never got a reply back.
Summary: I am very happy with this purchase. This thing exceeds expectations. It is dead simple to use. It is small enough to tuck into my pocket everytime I leave the house. I have only owned it a month and have used it a few dozen times for business and personal reasons. The quality is very good for PC and internet applications. Don't expect to use this on HD TV. I do not understand why it is not more popular.
Summary: This is the epitome of simplicity for home movies. Easy enough for spouses and children. Point and shoot. Use built-in USB port to plug into computer. You do not have to install the software on the computer because it runs from the camera. The files are saved in a "My Albums" subdirectory in "My Documents". The files are saved in an .avi format which can be run by other software, including, for example, Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker.
Exceptional value--delivers everything it promises
M. Donnelly, Amazon
13 January 2007
Summary: This camcorder is surprisingly good. For under $100, you have a pocket camcorder that takes very good quality video and is exceptionally easy to use. When I first purchased the camera, I was afraid that the quality of the video would be poor. I was surprised that the video was crisp and clear--even in low light situations. My Canon SD400 4 Megapixel camera can take short videos, but I found that the Pure Digital camcorder takes better quality video than the Canon!
Summary: This is a minimal function video camera with MPEG-4 compression (good). The video quality is acceptable (good for price), and the microphone picks up fairly well but distorts in some instances. Internal memory only - no add-on cards, but 512Mb is quite sufficient. I don't like the built-in software but like to download the images to My Videos files and make movies with Windows Movie Maker adding sound, etc. We did this for Christmas and really enjoy the results.