I actually really loved this little cam when I first got my hands on it. The thing I really liked was the ability to swivel the lens around separate from the tape transport where you actually hold the camera which made it much more comfortable to hold for long periods of time. Problem is not long after I had been using the camera and loving it I started to get the dreaded DEW message and the camera would shut right down. Only way to get it going again was to remove the battery pack and the lithium backup battery as well. Then you would have to reset the time and date. This little tricked worked as a fix for a while and then eventually that no longer worked so I needed to find another fix. Thankfully you can find just about anything on the internet and someone posted that the problem was with a defective solder joint on the DEW sensor and a fix could be achieved by hitting the cold solder joints with a soldering iron quickly just to re-melt them. This also worked for a while and then it did not and I eventually shelved the camera.