Summary: This is my second camera. We use it in a ballroom dance studio to record lessons for our students. Very good quality picture and sound. Easy to use and compatible with DVD players. Needed a second camera because we sometimes have two students on floor at same time and sometimes one of us is on the road coaching and needed a studio camera.
Summary: I used to have a DVD200 that was lost over the years and had several family memories on discs that had not been finalized. I was able to do so, within minutes of receiving my new camera. It also, had the added bonus of a wide-angle converter that wasn't factory original attached and it makes a HUGE difference when filming in small rooms!
Excerpt: The family got me this handycam camera over a year ago. Did not want to hassle with figuring out how to use it. I just did get it out and spent and hour reading directions to get it set up to film with. It requires a mini dvd and says you can not put the dvd into your computer for play back unless you format it first because it will cause your computer to malfunction. Well I would rather have and use my computer, so what was recorded onto the handycam will stay there.
Excerpt: this is a pretty cool camcorder for the money. I dont use it very much and I dont do alot of taping but I think I will try to do more and really get to know this camera. it comes with a disc that you load into your computer to transfer the pics and videos. I like the size of the camera. the only thing I dont like is their customer support. when i tried to get help from them, they didnt want to help either.
Excerpt: I can't complain. This is a great camcorder for the money. It was easy to set up and use right out of the box. I like that it is a hybrid and that you can record to either the dvd media or the memory card (which is not included). You can also take still photos which aren't the best but definitely an option that you will use since its so convienent having the photo button right on the camera.