Summary: I work in Access TV. We use these at work. Have since they came out. Rugged enough to handle being used by hundreds if not thousands of inexperienced user and still keep working. I use three at work and have no complaints.
Summary: Well... Outside of not being HD.. This is just about the best professional DVcam ever produced. I chose to track down the Sony PD 170 cam because this is the exact model we used to use at out old Public Access TV station in Asheville,NC.
Summary: You know, there is still a market for film cameras, bringing a sort of character novelty now with the digital revolution, but there are some cameras better left in the past, if you know what i mean. We have a bunch of these in the video cage at my art college, and they suck.
Summary: Many concerns about purchasing used electronic item such as camera sight unseen. Spoke to seller who answered all my questions & felt as confident as I could be in the situation. Was not dissapointed. Camera works fine, using it everyday.
Summary: A Great camera for low light videoing to MiniDV tapes. A private investigators favorite it can permanently burn in the date and time stamp onto the tape so transfers can be done in any format and keep the stamp. It has a 1 LUX rating and has lived up to it with me.