I’ve had this camcorder for a few years now and have not had any problems with it. It is very easy to take out and start recording, and the videos look great when played from the tv. It has a pretty good battery life. I’ve had a few problems with the camcorder not recognizing certain discs, but that only happened a couple times. Overall, this is a great camcorder, and i would recommend it to anyone.
The controls are easy to operate.
Canon DC330 1.07MP DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Capture video direct to DVD
- 37x Optical Zoom; image stabilizer
- 2.7-inch widescreen LCD monitor; widescreen HR recording
- DVD-R/-RW/-R DL recording format
- USB 2.0 hi-speed terminal for quick video transfer
I like the size of it,easy to use not complicated,great features, came as said it was online,nothing missing in the box it was complete,a couple of very tiny scratches on it not very noticable unless you are looking for them who really cares for the price i paid for it,greatcamcorder.
One remark: the camera has 37x optical zoom and 48x advanced zoom (optical + digital combined), a proprietary technology of canon. This is true for the 320 and 310 also.
The steadycam feature works well; it’s instinctive to use; the sound is reasonably good; it needs a light; the still camera feature is not good, in comparison with $100 cameras nowadays.
Canon DC330 1.07MP DVD Camcorder with 37x Optical Zoom (Discontinued by Manufacturer) : Just purchased the dc330 camcorder in late july 2008. I must say the video is very clear and the colors saturated. The most impressive thing to me was the zoom. I video recorded my kids when they were getting surfing lessons. I was probably 30 yards from them. The resulting video made it seem as though i was right beside them. I even captured a decent audio from them. I wish the still picture capability were better than 1m but the video is superb. My only real issue was that one of the cds that came with the camcorder was scratched on delivery and i am not able to load the software at this point.
This camcorder is very easy to use and set up. The quality of the video is very good and the optical zoom allows you to capture close-up video without disturbing the subject.
This camera is light, small, very intuitive and easy to maneuver. I chose the canon dc330 over the dc310 because this model has the usb connection. I like recording on dvds because i need to backup my computer anyway. Sound quality is very clear.
I have camcorders since 1987 and this one is great. I like the dvd recording where i can see what i just recorded direct on my tv, via my dvd. The size is very small, however the buttons are fine. For the record: my experience with canon customer service has been great in the past: free service on my a95 and a75 digital cameras, even after the warranty expired (black lcd screen).
Amazon recomends sony dvd +rw for canon dc330 but after i received them and tried they dont work. Canon dc330 does not accept dvd +rw. Its also mentioned in the manual and the in the description but i trusted amazon and ordered it, will talk to amazon and send it back.
Needed one quick old one went the week before going away. Should have bought one with internal storage and memory cards. Did little home work on this purchase.
It’s great light wieght fit your hand gip with a mini dvd not as the kit offers ( be ware), easy, meet main important needsgood quality. But what it needs to give you the result that offers.
Nice zoom, good video, i like everything about it. Has a cute lttle remote control that works.
I don’t know why amazon includes the sony mini-dvds on this page, because they do not work with this camera. I ordered them based on amazon’s recommendation and they are not compatible. I’m having a tough time finding a mini dvd-rw that will work with the camera. The movie editing software isn’t very easy though, but the picture quality is fantastic. Colors are true to life and recording is easy. My two complaints are mini-dvd-rw issue and crappy software for editing. Update: spoke to canon and now know the difference is the plus/minus. This camcorder requires dvd-r/rw (notice minus sign) and cannot use the dvd+r/rw (notice plus sign). When purchasing mini dvds make sure to get the minus and then just about any brand should work (verbatim definitely does).
I don’t know the picture quality of an hd camcorder, but in comparison this camera is an excellent buy for the price. Perhaps i’ll buy an hd in a few years when the price drops. Only warning about buying from amazon – be careful with recommended accessories – make sure you purchase mini dvd’s and not regular dvd’s as i mistakenly did. I have not taken single frame pictures with it yet and suspect that the 1 mp quality will not be great, but i have an excellent digital camera and do not need the multiple capability. I purchased the camera primarily for wildlife video and think it will do an excellent job.
Great camcorder for the price. Perfect for taking family videos or youtube stuff. Had it for a year with no problems. Stick with the mini dv, the sdram video is too slow and the hd is limited.