Summary: I got this for my son's birthday. He was so excited to use it so he could record his friends. I took the recorder out of its packaging and opened the battery spot only to discover 2 AA batteries that were corroded. The batteries were dated March 2013.
Summary: This is my second one of these camcorders. I had filmed many many happy videos of my little grandchildren for 5 years and then lost the camcorder. It is so easy to make DVD movies from this and the kids and adults love to watch them.
Summary: I needed a camera for a video presentation for school. This was a previously owned camera, for sale much cheaper than other models, so I figured what the heck. It is absolutely the niftiest little gadget.
Summary: The first time that I used this camcorder, I could not believe how easy it was to use. I first used my brother's and decided right then that I had to have one to take on my Hawaiian cruise in mid-September 2007.
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.