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Getting the Canon ZR300

hey im am looking to get the Canon ZR 300 Camcorder and i was wondering if anyone had bought one and knows how it works just wanna know how its working for ya

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In reply to: Getting the Canon ZR300

How IS it working -- for YOU?
I am torn between that and an Elura 80.

Your thoughts?

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Check the Elura 85

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The ZR line was in the running for a long time with me, until I saw the review on The ZR300 had a terrible motor noise that made me steer clear off it. As far as I know is the only website that tests motor noise, something that is very important if you intend to film babies sleeping, recitals, speeches, sunsets, etc.
I went with the Elura 85, after much research. It was only $35 more than the 80, and I like the mic input. You may not need that, and will then enjoy the Elura 80 for less than $400. Check

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I bought the ZR-200 and it was...

In reply to: Getting the Canon ZR300

Horrible. The motor noise was terrible and there was a clicking noise during the recording. The picture was dark in anything but the brightest of sunlight. It faired poorly in the reviews in low light recording, and I can attest to the fact that it did not perform well for me. I sent it back for the JVC GR-D94 and am well pleased with my new camcorder.

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Canon ZR 300

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I have had my ZR 300 for about a week now and so far so good. The video quality is adequate and it is fairly easy to use. It does have a few cons that I can learn to live with. The LCD solarizes in sunlight, the hand strap interferes with the bottom-loading tape, motor noise is noticeable on playback, and the software is useless for video. Other than that, the zoom and focus are good and the 16:9 is very cool. For an inexpensive cam it does what I bought it for.

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