"best used for those that due editing of their work"3.5 starson by Recoveryone128
Pros: Fast start up and point and shoot, all controls are within reach of one hand. Top loading for a quick change out of tapes. Front mic is good within 20-30 feet.
Cons: Standard battery is only good for about 30-45 min
Summary: I have used this mini DV for about 4 years and it has brought nothing but great results. I have done several videos of my car, placing this camera mounted on the hood, out the window and did some inside shots while driving. Nothing is said if it had a anti shake mood, but this camera does not show hardly any. I do my own editing, so the tape (Mpeg) format works great and allows me to, to do all the magic on my PC. All the patch cables come with it to down load to your system (via USB) or you can use the older RCA cables. Picture quality is near HD and the size makes it easy to place it in tight areas. I would highly recommed this unit for those that do editting.