Sunday, April 4, 2010

Review: Cannon DC320 Camcorder

Utter fail. Discs don't initialize properly, can't be titled or finalized. "Playback Software" for PC isn't available in the download library.

If you're content to be able to playback your videos on the camera, and on the camera only, go for it. You can always buy an AV cable and preserve your memories on tape by VCR. But if you live in the 21st century you might want to find a camera that doesn't try to lock your files away in a proprietary format that your PC or DVD player can't read.

If you do buy this piece of garbage, or God help you, if you already have...

READ THE ENTIRE MANUAL BEFORE RECORDING ANYTHING THAT MATTERS TO YOU OR YOUR BABY VIDEOS WILL BE LOCKED UP IN THE STUPID CAMERA.

USE ONLY RECOMMENDED DISCS.

If it's too late, and you've already stored a years worth of baby pictures on discs that didn't initialize properly, well... it sucks to be you.

There's no excuse for storing data in this fashion. Data is a string of 1's and 0's. It SHOULD be recordable on any DVD-RW disc. But for some reason this isn't the case with this camera.

F. Do not buy.

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