Summary: I really like this camcorder. I had the same kind before, that is why I purchased the same kind. I can also watch all of my old videos of my grandkids. I want to take my new camcorder on vacation with me.
Summary: I have maybe ten video 8 tapes that have good memories of previous pets and events that had a major impact in my life. I have successfully played, rewinded, fastforwarded, ejected and put in more than one tape so I know it works well. The battery life I am unsure about because I only the power cord I like everything about this Handycam and only wished it were not so hard to have found this silly thing sooner. Thank you.