This Samsung 860 Camcorder seemingly does everything that I expect it to do. Sure, I'd prefer a camera of this quality and ability without the tape....a completely digital camcorder. But I knew the Samsung was not that and thus, have not been disappointed. I like it a lot.
I think this is a great camcorder for someone on a tight budget, but I don't like the fact that there is no cartridge to play the Hi-8 tape in the vcr there is a cord you hook your camcorder to the vcr with and use the camcorder almost as a vcr to play the tapes and you hae to record the Hi-8 on to a vhs from your vcr in order to not have to use your camcorder. The only good part about that is that you can use the Hi-8 tape as many times as you need to and then jsut record it on to a vhs and reuse the Hi-8 tape.
The scl860 is good camcorder, but viewfinder has no color. There is a longer-life battery, so, why does it included the cheap one? It cost around $$$ for the longer-life battery. Other brand batteries cost less. Who's gonna record more than 60mins, right?
I have had this camcorder for about a year. I have not had any trouble with it. I take it to the drag races with me. With the great zoom I can record the cars all the way to the end of the quarter mile track. The battery life is great. It recharges quickly. This is a great camcorder at a great price. It's really easy to operate. I would recommend it highly.
Got a great 22x optical zoom.Its a good basic camcorder and easy to use. Tough I find using of digital special effect a bit difficult. It has a good battery life as long as you dont touch that zoom. Had good playback , comes with charger and AV cables.
I purchased this camera to replace the same model camera that I purchased back in 2003. Unfortunately the old camera had been dropped and damaged the audio playback head. I needed the camera to playback my large collection of tapes. The camera I received was in brand new condition. One problem was that I did not receive the remote.
This is great for home movies or recording special moments!! I think that the only bad thing about it is how little time there is on the tape. Anyways, I love all of the settings and features, and it is so easy to handle!! Woo!!