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).
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..
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.
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.
Summary: i bought the dvd201 i am learning the feature. its looks ok but it absorbs more yellow in the picture. and i am really anxious to know how can i use it as webcam? the main drawback of this camcorder is lack of memory slot.
Convenience of DVD worth the degraded video quality?
19 April 2004
Summary: I am a point and shoot type: Kids/parties/family stuff. No pro training or desire. I just wanted a new camcorder to video the little ones as they grew up. I haven't bought a camcorder in 10+ years and I did a lot of research.
Conclusion: En lineas generales es buena cámara. (Tengo otra de la misma marca pero graba en miniDV) Pero no se pueden comparar, son distintos formatos.
Pros: Excelente zoom y prestaciones.
Cons: Grabe 14 mini dvd y dos me fallaron. Eran marca Philips. No los pude cerrar ni ver posteriormente. me marca un error C13 00. Ni idea de lo que pasó. Ahora uso (cuando consigo) marca sony. Si alguien sabe, me pueden orientar que pudo ser?