Summary: I love this camera sooo much! However, the viewing angle has become a very big problem in that it does not pan out wide enough for a lot of shots. Otherwise I think it is a great buy for the price. Another thing to not though is the ability of it to take still photos.
Summary: Ok, Ok, I got duped into this buy due to "improving, but degrading" technology. I have been using Digital-8, and I wanted a new mini-DV, but this year (2004) Sony decreased the chip (imaging sensor) size to 1/6" in the mini dv tape models.
Summary: Sony DVD Handycam has great picture quality, if all you want is to film and playback on your DVD player. I wanted to make a compilation DVD but The "ImageMixer Ver.1.5 for Sony DVD Handycam" sucks. I bought another Movie editor but it cannot read the MPG created by the Sony software.
Summary: One star is not exactly right because I never was able to try this camcorder. I was not able to find the discs for this ANYWHERE locally. The stores told me even SONY has them backordered. I had wanted a disc that could be re-recorded so I could play with the camcorder as I learned.
Summary: It is one of "the easiest to use and best with the features" camcorder. I strongly recommend it. There are different recording speeds so you can record on one disc up to 1 or 2 hours. Everything is great ! Excellent picture quality. The only drawback is quality of still shots.
Summary: I've purchased DVD200 from Sony in Nov'03. This is how I feel so far. Pros.. 1) The clarity and resolution are really good. 2) It is very easy to play back on TV Cons.. 1) Mic picks up noise from spinning disc 2) 1M digital camera is simpy useless (only if you never saw a dig camera, then you may...
Summary: We bought this camcorder just before Christmas. We did not plan on buying it so i didnt have time to research it before we purchased. The reason we went with the DVD100 is that my hubby,who is electronics illiterate, loved the idea of instant playback on our DVD players.
Summary: We just purchased the DCR DVD 100 this past weekend and love it so far -- the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I don't know enough about it yet to use all of the features. It only took about 15-20 mins to figure out the basics of the camera to begin to be able to use it.
Bought to record new born, but no recording media avaliable!
29 February 2004
Summary: Watch out before you buy this or any of the other Handycams. At the time I am writing this, no stores have the 1.4GB dvds that they use to record. Even Sony doesn't have them. Make sure you can find a supply of thier recording media before you buy any of these products.
Summary: Do NOT buy a Sony DVD camcorder!! Beware! I recently bought a SONY DVD-200 model Camcorder. I think that this will be a great camera if I can ever find the DVD media storage for it. That is the problem! You cannot find the DVDs anywhere.