Summary: I recieved this product faster than expected and it worked great up until about a year after I purchased it and then the DVD compartment would not close. The amount it cost to repair it was almost the amount to just purchase another one. This time I decided to purchase from Best Buy. P.S.
Summary: I received this camcorder two years ago as a holiday gift (which coincided with the birth of our daughter). I was extremely grateful to receive such a gift but in hindsight I would never have purchased this particular unit. 1. The video picture quality is very bad.
Summary: After two months of studying the reviews, looking at company websites and determining my needs I selected The Sony DCR DVD305 Camcorder. It is a perfect size, easy to use and carry. I was extremely impressed by the ease of use and finalizing of the discs.
Summary: I bought the DCR-DVD305 after using a Hi8 Camcorder for a few years and a VHS Camcorder for many years before that. I would consider myself an "occassional" user and typically only pull out the camcorder to capture vacations, holidays, family events, sporting events, and trips to the local theater...