Summary: When the item arrived I quickly realized that the enclosed camcorder was not an xr100. Unfortunately the seller doesn't have the correct item so I will have to settle for a refund. As always, check to see that you received the correct item. BTW I am happy with the cx100 & 5 xr100s that I currently own.
Summary: I just used this cam twice to records a soccer tournament of my children. After working properly for a while, it started to display a blue screen and stopped recording and displaying error messages. And it happened during the two trials. The worst was that I lost the opportunity to record the final play of one of my kids where they got a championship! I just have contacted seller to return the item.
Summary: I've used this camera for year and it's still impressive. Quick and easy to use. Light weight and compact. Excellent HD image. Good battery life. No tapes to bother. I just off load all video to my computer via USB. Highly recommended.
Summary: I am Glad I bought this Camcorder in time for my grand daughters's first Birth Day, and my 65the birthday. I am an experience camcorder use - since VHS bulky (Panasonic) one to small cartridge tape(Canon. this is my first HD camcorder and Amazon price was the lowest for the highest quality cancoder with 80GB hard drive. Movie quality is the best, sharp clear and picture qaulity great.
Summary: Length:: 2:57 Mins If you are looking for a camera that shoots great HD outside, then you have found the camera. The quality of shooting outdoors is very good. But when you go indoors and you do not have a lot of light coming in from the windows then the camera will start picking up noise. What I did is pick up a headband flash light and took the band around the camera to attach the light. Adding that extra light has help. You can change some gain and aperture settings.