Summary: I like using it with my older tapes...it came with a *wide angle lens and a #dead battery...*1 great,,, #1 not so good..The retailer adjusted the price by 30.00 bucks and sent a new battery..Which I'm grateful for...it works fine...sometime it doesn't want to work,,but I just give it some time and the bay will open up.
Summary: Out of the box the Camcorder would not load the Hi8 video tapes immediately ejecting them. I, therefore, never got to use it. As you put the tape into the camcorder and pushed the button to load the video it would then immediatly eject it without the ability to play the film. This happened with all tapes I tried and I tried about ten.
Summary: I ordered this camera after mine was stolen. I needed this to transfer the recordings I had onto some other source. I'm so happy I found it for this price. It worked out just fine even though the LCD screen doesn't display.