Summary: I bought this camera to transfer old MiniDV tapes to PC and for the great price. I didn't notice the complaints from a few reviewers saying that the camera had playback issues on their tapes. Well, I've tried the camera and tested several tapes so far and no problems with playback on the viewfinder or while transferring to PC.
Summary: This was a used camcorder that I got so was not expecting for it to be perfect but firstly it did not have the power cord and second the camcorder tape reader voice boradcast is faulty...sound it just a big screeeetch! This items was advertised as "like new" so was hoping that it would at least work...it chewed one of my tapes and I cannot even get the tape out since I do not have the power cord and the battery is out.
It a great product for the price, and works good for everyday use.
30 July 2011
Summary: Its an easy to use camera, very simple to use. It is lightweight and very compact. The quality of the video is decent and sounds is average. You can transfer you video direct from camera to computer without and issues.
Summary: I like this camera, easy to use and very light, video is crisp when played back and audio is good. The digital stills are 7 second clips that give good detail during playback. Remote is handy to get yourself in the action.
Summary: This is a disposable camera. After having it for more than a year, I can say the following: a) Autofocus is bad. It tends to lose the focus of the subject very easily. You can control the focus manually, but that is a hassle. Every time the camera loses focus, the quickest way to restore it is to zoom a little, then pan out. b) Batery life was dreadful. When new, the battery allows for more than 70 minutes of shooting.
Summary: Like other DV camcorders, this can only connect using a 1394 port. Even if your PC has one (most don't), you need a add-on video capture card. And even if you have that (and get it to work) you have about a 50/50 chance of this working. Good little camera if you only intend to watch your movies on a TV. Not worth the head aches of trying to get it on a PC. Many have tried, few have succeeded.
Summary: I bought this camera independently for about $60. It's not all that bad for an older camcorder. The picture is decent. It's a good camera to have around for random things, nothing on a professional level though. I wouldn't value it at more than $100 max for it.