Would not playback without lines in the image and intermittent sound. Not caused by tapes, cables, etc. tried cleaning head multiple times. like the other guys comment..kinda upset about the whole thing.
I bought this camera to replace a 9 year old Sony camcorder that stopped working (we're not talking about 9 yrs of heavy use either). I must say, this Canon is wonderful and so much easier to use!! My biggest complaint with the Sony camcorder was when I had to hook the camera up to the VCR to convert my videos to VHS tape. It was truely a pain. This Canon camcorder is simple to convert to VHS tapes. The price is great and I definitely recommend this camcorder!!