Reviews and Problems with Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R60
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handy HD camcorder, great results!
J. Saffell, Amazon
9 July 2007
Summary: Every camcorder has pro's and con's. Pro: small size, light weight but sturdy, articulated screen, easy PC transfer of video, good resolution under most lighting conditions indoors and out, surprisingly steady shooting when hand held. Con: no print manual (it's on a CD), no external microphone jack, though tiny mic does a good job, unit takes a little time to focus in indoor room light.
Summary: Terrific value, Intuitive features, simple file transfer and excellent software bundle make this a great average consumer video camera. Transferring movies right to DVD via PC is as simple as I've ever seen. Stability control is on the low end of effective and lighting conditions need to be reasonably bright for the picture to have full depth.
Summary: This is our first video cam. I did lots of research in video cameras before making this purchase and from all I read it seemed to have many features of more expensive models. It's great! Easy to handle and simple to operate even for beginners like us. Another great feature is the fact that we don't have to deal with the inconvenience of tapes or disks. It has a 60 GB hard drive and records directly into the camera to be transfered to your PC.
Summary: I think the yukon's review on the focus and noisy problems was true. It can not hold focus on close-ups. And like Rajendra Bansi said in the review "There is indeed some Zoom lens noise picked up by the speaker when no other sound is present". Low light recoding is not good at all. Other things are very good.
Summary: Toshiba Gigashot GSC-R60 60GB 2MP Hard Disc Drive Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom I bought this camera four month ago and was satisfied with the purchase. Only thing that i did not like about this camcorder was that flash does not work properly and pictures or videos in the night are worthless. Couple of weeks ago, we found out that we have lost USB cable to move files from camcorder to pc and that's when our Nightmare started.
Summary: 11/1/06: In follow up to my first review on this unit, I received a replacement unit due to the focusing problem and the lens motor being recorded. It also had the exact same problem (in fact even louder). I really wanted to keep this camcorder, but I can't. Once you see the autofucus "hunting" and hear the autofocus motor during playback - even in outdoor settings with kids running around - you will understand. Who wants that distraction.
Summary: My fiance loves our new camcorder. The zoom works great on this camera, he was able to zoom up on our cats whiskers and see small details. It also works great as a camera. It is very lite weight and portable. The battery has lasted at least 8hours. The video quality once hooked up to a television is excellent. The memory is also huge, you can save quite a bit of video and pictures. The download from the camcorder to the computer was very easy.
Summary: I have been very satisfied with the results I have gotten from this camera. I wanted something that would allow me to record business and training presentations indoors in moderately lit rooms. This does a great job and lets me record a full week of training (55 hours) without changing tapes or discs. I have also gotten what I think are excellent family shots. The 2 megapixel still photos are the best I have ever seen out of a camcorder.
Summary: It's just fine. Pro: A zillion hours of storage, good-enough battery. Pro: It comes with a cradle. Con: No other way to interface the harddrive to your computer, no quickie-cable. Pro: It uses a hard drive Con: Using the MPEG 2 files in a video editor is hard. The included video editor is SUPER AWFUL, clicking on things results in MINUTES OF FROZEN COMPUTER. Terrible. Am converting videos myself to dv then editing in another app. Am looking at SpeedEDIT too.