Summary: this camera is amazing for the price its got fantastic features! 20X optical zoom night shot- great for recording in total darkness lcd- a nice size and clear lcd dv in and dv out- pc editing 990x digital zoom- never used light- graet to briten up certain places while filming the sound quality is second to none i have played the picture back on my pc and i am very plased with picture quality! it has slow play, plus long play!
Excerpt: I bought one of these from Argos for £279, which included a carrying case & spare battery (both essential) + tape. Main reason for purchase was that we are about to become grandparents. I have used it so far on 2 holidays and for recording my son-in-law's farewell appearance on the football field. Overall we have been very pleased with the results - clear, sharp pictures (even in very poor lighting) and very good sound - a surprisingly sensitive microphone.
Pros: Light, easy to use, good picture & sound quality
Cons: Handbook is very basic, bundled software not very good
Summary: i recently bought this camera for the amazon price from another internet supplier, it being my first digital camera i was sceptical to whether i had a good deal, but without a doubt this camera is 5 stars. i was happy to see it worked well and was easy to use given a quick read of the manual, i was also amazed at some of the features including a bright light and even night vision.
Summary: I only give this 4 stars instead of 5 due to the ambiguous product information prior to buying. I have a lot of old analogue tapes and have been transfering them to digital via an old Matrox card. I wanted a digital camera and thought digital 8 would be a good evolutionary route as I could play my old tapes on one and transfer direct to the PC via firewire.
Summary: I have recently purchased this camcorder through amazon, and am happy to say the process was a joy. The camcorder has arrived 2 days earlier than predicted and it is a great camcorder. We recently upgraded to digital from analouge and after reasearching the subject decided that this camcorder was an ideal comprimise between features and price.
Summary: I have bought things from Amazon before, and have always been pleased with the low prices. However, I was unaware that Amazon sold this camera. I bought it at Argos a few days ago for £300. I come on Amazon.co.uk today to see it £80 cheaper! It sometimes confuses me how Amazon make any money with prices as low as these! The camcorder itself is excellent. The picture and sound quality is second to none, and the zoom is crystal clear.
Summary: I have just recevied the camcorder and love it. It's so easy to use and so far, the quality is really clear. My only disappointment, is the software that came with it. Does anyone know of any other software that I could use to make a DVD of my films, without the need of a video capture card? The software provided does allow me to make VCD's, but not DVD's.