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: 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: 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.
Summary: I like the camcorder because it has many features (wide screen, is one example), it is very compact and has huge amount of storage - 60 Gb! You have a choice to record you videos and pictures to hard drive as well as on SD card. It has excellent video and sound quality for the camera of this class when used with good light, however the focus and video quality are reduced in low light.
Summary: Very easy to function and easy to download from had disk to computer. Small and easy to carry. I really wasn't expecting this good for the price. I like the most the quality of video. superb compared to Everio. Good HDD camera despite is not so famous like others.
Quality good, but not great. However, a pleasure to use - very easy to learn.
H. Chen "pc", Amazon
9 December 2006
Summary: Initially, I was very pleased, until using it for a while. I noticed a white spec on the viewing screen. After carefully looking at it, it was a problem inside the lens, not a dead pixel, so the white spec showed up on all dark video and photos. Other Negatives: -Terrible in low-light conditions. Camera Light it comes with is nearly useless as it can only pick up objects close up. -Settings were very bad.
Summary: I bought the Camcorder with some hesitation knowing that this is Toshiba's first Hard Drive Camcorder and that they are not noted for making camcorders. My investigation indicated that it basically has Canon lens and optics with the Hard Drive from Toshiba. First some of the bad things that i have encountered: 1. The camera has a focus problem. There is significant difficulty in getting the camera auto focusing especially in dim/low light. In daylight it is much better.
Summary: I'm looking for a HDD camcorder. The choices are this one, JVC or Sony. The Toshiba seems to have more functions and more storage than the others. This camera has also received very good reviews on Amazon. Better than JVC or Sony. The quesiton is: Why is no other major retailer selling it? Is it discontinued? Does anyone know? I love this product but are hesitant to order one.