Summary: This little camcorder is good for convenience sake. It does the job, records the video and records the audio well enough - but you get what you pay for and if you want something for "important" things then spend the money and get a higher quality camcorder.
Summary: paid to have this gift wrapped for xmas. included a card. so it would sit under xmas tree, so her husband & her could unwrap when he came home from the army for xmas. Instead the outside of the card was printed Open package first, then open card to see your prize. she opened the prent before opening the card,it was printed on it. What a dissapointment. Why would I bother to pay for giftwrapping, if she was going to open it right away.
Summary: I agree with most of the pros and cons already covered by other reviews. Top of mind for me are good for the price and compact but not the best quality especially on audio pick up and lighting. Could be a decent value - however the big ding for me that I haven't seen mentioned is RCA's customer service. We paid $74.71 for the camera including shipping then unfortunately dropped it the very first day.
Dissatisfied and Disgruntled but Otherwise pleased with equipment
Lloyd Moore "Evangelist Moore", Amazon
13 April 2009
Summary: The review is primarily regarding the poor service I have received from both Shasta Media and Amazon.com...My RCA EZ250 arrived in its original packing but there is a crack in the side of the viewfinder. I immediately let Shasta Media know about this and simply requested a replacement as the item was a perfect size and certainly capable of performing my portable needs. I was instantly given the run around.
Summary: I purchased this camera for my 12 year old twin boys. The camera was shaky from the start. In order to get it to work as advertised I had to go to the RCA web site to get a software update. They did not indicate that so it was through trial and error that I found that out. After the software was updated it seems to be working ok. I still am having trouble uploading videos to YouTube and my kids who are very savy cant do it either.
Small Wonder, Small Price, Pretty good for the money...
Scott Allen, Amazon
30 January 2009
Summary: I purchased the RCA EZ205 Small Wonder Digital Camcorder for about $60 after Christmas. Actually, I purchased one, returned it, and purchased another. The reason for the return is that the sound quality/volume was very low and I wasn't sure if it was a defect or "as-designed". Unfortunately, it's "as-designed". The camera is great fun for the price, the flip out screen is useful and the capacity with an additional micro-sd card is enormous.
Summary: Great item for the 10+ group. They can take videos, learn to edit, take still shots. So much fun! Don't expect GREAT quality but it is quite good for such a little gadget. I have not compared it to the FLIP but we are very satisfied. My grandson didn't have to have any help getting started..instructions easy.
Summary: When I received this camcorder, it didn't have the latest software so it took almost a week of dealing with tech support to get that loaded so that it was actually useable. Now that it's functioning, it works great and is very portable. I was just really disappointed that it took so long to get it going with tech support.
Summary: The RCA Small Wonder is not as great as I thought it was going to be. I was excited when I read the reviews, but I should have looked around the www a bit more to see how it works with Mac before placing my order. The reason why I opted for this cam instead of the Flip was because of the removable card...turns out its a major pain to take the card out, not just a pop-out-the-side one like I thought it would be...my fault for not doing more research though.