Easy to use, lightweight, compact
DVD RAM not compatible with all DVD players out there
My Dad bought this for me as a present for my little boy's one year birthday. It was easy to use right from the beginning. I hooked it up to our DVD Recorder and wham we got it copied to a DVD/RW for our other family members to ... Read full review
My Dad bought this for me as a present for my little boy's one year birthday. It was easy to use right from the beginning. I hooked it up to our DVD Recorder and wham we got it copied to a DVD/RW for our other family members to view. We happened to purchase a Panasonic DVD Player and the DVD/RAM disc that the camera uses played without finalizing the disc. However, we couldn't just take the DVD/RAM out of the camera and play it in my father-in-laws DVD player because it's not compatible. The visual playback is great. After watching the DVD playback I'm really impressed with it's quality. We also bought a card that will hold up to 1,000 pictures rather than taking them on the disc itself. My Dad ended up buying the Sony Handycam DCR-DVD101 and that option is available. He's considering taking his back and getting the Panasonic just for the Digital Zoom (500) and the Optial Zoom (18x). The Sony offers only (Digital 120x) and (Optical 10x). We both figure when my little boy starts to play soccer we'll get a good view. I also recorded Pat Summitt at a Lady Vols game and the quality was great. Our seats were up above the lower level. All in all I'm very happy with the camera. I considered the Sony but after reading some of the reviews and the difference in the Zoom I'm going to keep this one. For the money this is a great buy. Of course if it's a gift it's even better.
I meant to say that the Sony does not have the option of a card to capture pictures. Depending on what size card you purchase you could take more than 1,000. We bought a 128mb.