Summary: Did a lot of homework on which type and which model of camcorder to go for. Reviews saying 'don't buy a disc camcorder under any circumstances' and many other put-downs. Well it's obvious really, it's horses for courses, as they say. The plus with a disc is you don't have to take up loads of memory on a pc. Initialising or formatting a disc is not a big deal when you know it has to be done. And as for the camera itself, very pleased and impressed.
Summary: I like the ease of use of this camcorder and that you can use a DVD disc or media card. You can also take pictures! So far I love this camera and am satisfied with the quality. I am a big fan of Canon and Nikon cameras, so I'm glad they make good camcorders too!
Summary: even with a low pixel this camcorder is giving excellent results. not so hard to operate . but must read the instruction booklet quite carefully. No matter what disk is used a slight background recording noise is present if no other sound recording on the disk. With voices or noise it is hardly noticeable. overall good camera considering the amount of time it has been on the market.
Summary: This camera is my first. I choose it because of all the wonderful accessories that came with it and the great reviews it had. It's easy to use, good reproduction and lightweight for it's size. I enjoy it so much I purchased this one for my son in Kuwait. He loves it.