Summary: I originally got this camcorder 6 years ago, for home video use. The DVD format is very appealing to those looking to shoot around the house, due to the footage already being on a medium which can be readily and easily viewed (just pop the disc into your DVD player and you're good to go). This camera makes DVD-player viewing very easy.
Summary: I have had this for over a year now and the movie recording is ok not excellent by any means.It doe not quite have the clarity of my old vhs-c camcorder.We bought it for portability size...It was a disapointment no store returns after 3 days.Takes more than that to really test it...Oh Well, my expensive loss!
Summary: The camcorder is fairly easy to operate and the picture quality is OK. The small size is great and the ease of popping the DVD out of the camcorder and into a DVD player is the best feature of all. The biggest problem is the Pixela software. It is probably the worst video editor I've tried to use and I've tried a lot. Most of the video editors are set up to work with a mini-DV format camera.
"Here's what Sony's DVD Camcorders are missing; Good editing Software"
14 October 2004
Pros: Fun Camcorder, I enjoy the ease of operation and playback.
Cons: What it's missing is Power Director 3 software. After much research, I found gocyberLink.com. The same company that makes the very popular PowerDVD playback for PC's; also has the only editing software that I could find that includes the Dolby Digital/A
Pros: Size, video quality, and features make this a very attractive camcorder. DVD media is really cool, but pitfalls of editing your movies may not be worth price. I read all the on-line reviews and still made the mistake of purchasing DCR-DVD201. I own thr
Cons: This is where the camera fails and the only reason I recommend that you not purchase it. If you do not edit your video and have no intention of doing so (and can live with 1 mega-pixel stills)…then buy it you will love it; However, if you want to or thin
Summary: The camera won't work with CompUSA DVD-R's (I tried a bunch of them). I don't know if it is the camera's fault or CompUSA's, but I recommend trying out the blank DVD-R's in the store before taking them home.