Question about Canon Optura 60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

Camcorder Kindly tell me the diff between all the camcorders available? Which is a appropriate one to buy as per the points below? 1. versatile. 2. easy to use. 3. high res recording.4. good recording time. 5. good battery run time. 6. value for money. 7. less maintenance cost. 8. semi-professional. 9. handy in size. 10. somewhat weather proof. 11. where the video is easily transferable to other media( computer,projector etc) Regards. dpkt

Posted by on

  • dpkt Sep 02, 2008

    Thank you gowerboy very appropriate advice


1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 15 Answers

Books have been written on this subject. The easy answer is go to a reputable camera store rather than an electronics store, tell them what you want to do with your camera and they will suggest models that suit you. All camcorders are now digital but some record on tape, some on a hard drive or DVD and some on memory cards. Those using tape don't have to compress the image so much and give better pictures. Normal digital video is quite good enough for an amateur, but high definition cameras are becoming cheaper. All cameras have sockets to transfer the recording to computers or other media or even play the recording direct to a television. Most recorded video benefits from transferring it to a computer, using an editing program, adding titles and burning it to a DVD. That way your friends will want to see your work more than once.
Finally, again I say - go to a camera store on a quiet day with plenty of time to listen to their advice. You'll learn more than anyone can tell you in an answer here.

Posted on Sep 02, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

When I connect my dcr-sr40 through the docking station to my computer, the option to click on HDD on my camcorder never comes up, and when I try to do the Easy PC Back up it says "failed importing...

I'm sorry for the difficulties you're experiencing in connecting the Camcorder to the Computer. Please follow the below steps carefully and check if you're getting the USB Select Screen on the LCD screen.
  1. Connect the Camcorder to the Computer.
  2. Power OFF the Camcorder and switch ON after 10 seconds.
  3. Check the LCD screen to see the USB Select screen.
If the issue persists, please disconnect the Camcorder from Computer. Reset it to default settings and then connect it again.
Perform Reset by following steps:

1. Locate the RESET button behind the LCD panel of the camcorder. 2. Use a pointed object (like a ballpoint pen) to press and hold the RESET button for 2-3 seconds. 3. After 2-3 seconds has elapsed, release the RESET button.
Also try connecting to a different USB port on the Computer.
Thanks for understanding. Please get back to me with the exact Operating System that you're using if you require further assistance.

Jun 20, 2011 | Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 Camcorder

1 Answer

I have a gr-dvf21 camcord that I want to use on my sons wedding... I need to copy the video to a pc but I only have usb ports available... please tell me how to do this..

If you can buy the tuner card, and do the recording. The best tuner card is from WinFast TV 2000 XP. It has video in, capabilities and recording is easy. It not even expensive and even you can edit the video in a professional way. i have done on many occasions and found out to be very reliable. Regarding to the camcorder, you have, if possible get the software driver and load in your pc. Read the instructions carefully and try to use it.

Mar 04, 2011 | JVC GR-DVF21 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

IMovie 09 / Mac OS X will not recognise Sony DCR-HC35 via firewire or USB? Do I need to download the correct driver?

mac doesn't support usb streaming so that leaves us with firewire. it should be a plug-and-play connection. no need to install any kind of driver for the camcorder (but try to check if there are any available driver updates for the firewire card).if possible try to check if your computer firewire port is working by using other devices.your imovie software should detect the camcorder once connected.if not, disconnect cam, open imovie, and connect again.if still doesnt,RESET camcorder.if still the same try restarting computer with cam connected and powered on.check if you have a dv in indicator on your screen.check if firewire cable connection is secured.try diff ilink cable if available.if still no go, try a diff computer. if everything fails might also be a service issue.hope this helps.tnx:)

Apr 16, 2010 | Sony DCR-HC35E Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer

This camcorder does not record video; it won't format memory card

do you get any kind of error code?what type of memory stick are you using?how big is the ms capacity?may need to try using a diff ms or try using ms with diff devices.if diff ms works fine.may need to format ms using computer first (using card reader if available) and camcorder last.may need to reset camcorder (make sure cam is on when you press the reset button.hope this works.thanks :)

Mar 12, 2010 | Sony Handycam HDR-CX12 Flash Media...

2 Answers

Hi i need a battery for a Samsung VP-D102D Camcorder and a power supply. how much and where can i buy them

The battery is now available around the world. You can buy that battery online browse this site ( the price are also there.

Oct 06, 2009 | Samsung SC-D105 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

1 Answer


You are missing pinch roller lock, its like piece of plastic tube 2 or 3mm (1/8 inch)
This part is not available individually as you need to purchase complete "pinch roller assy" and fixing it requires skills and experience of camera repair.

Jan 30, 2009 | Sony Handycam CCD-TRV608 Camcorder

1 Answer

Download a video from my camcorder

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Offhand for an analog camcorder, two (2) possible ways:
  • firewire if available on both the camcorder and computer;
  • video capture using the composite yellow RCA connector or S-video (whichever is available on both). The computer must have a video capture capability as well as appropriate software to run it.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Dec 08, 2008 | JVC GR-AXM17U Camcorder

1 Answer

I am trying to download a video from my JVC camcorder on to my computer. How do i do this?

Hi and welcome to FixYa,

It would seem that you posted twice.

Offhand for an analog camcorder, two (2) possible ways:
  • firewire if available on both the camcorder and computer;
  • video capture using the composite yellow RCA connector or S-video (whichever is available on both). The computer must have a video capture capability as well as appropriate software to run it.
Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

Dec 08, 2008 | JVC GR-AXM17U Camcorder

1 Answer

No sound sfter capture on computer

go to imagemixer and on the options u will see a usb sign .. click dat and it will show diff audio device .. selected the appropriate one for ur computer..

Apr 20, 2008 | Sony Handycam DCR-TRV22E Mini DV Digital...

1 Answer

Connection using Firewire

Use a DV cable to connect the camcorder to the computer. Determine whether your computer has a 4-pin or a 6-pin DV terminal. Use an appropriate, commercially available DV cable for your computer's DV terminal. When making this connection, the use of the compact power adapter is recommended. How to connect ? 1. Turn the camcorder's POWER switch to . ? 2. Move the TAPE/CARD switch to . ? 3. Connect the computer's DV terminal and the camcorder's DV terminal with the DV cable as shown in the image below. The location of DV terminals differs between computers. For more information, please refer to the documentation that came with your computer. Important: 1. Operation may not work correctly depending on the software and the specifications/settings of your computer. 2. If the computer freezes while the camcorder is connected, disconnect and reconnect the DV cable. If the problem persists, do as follows. (1) Disconnect the DV cable, and then turn off the camcorder and the computer. (2) Turn the camcorder and the computer back on and reconnect them with the DV cable. 3. The image files saved on the hard disk drive of your computer are original data files. If you wish to edit these image files on your computer, make copies of them first, and use the copied file, retaining the original.

Sep 04, 2005 | Canon Optura 500 Mini DV Digital Camcorder

Not finding what you are looking for?
Canon Optura 60 Mini DV Digital Camcorder Logo

85 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Canon Video Cameras Experts


Level 2 Expert

373 Answers

Sheryl Bahr
Sheryl Bahr

Level 2 Expert

65 Answers

Chris Phillips

Level 1 Expert

19 Answers

Are you a Canon Video Camera Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides