Summary: The cam does well but has two serious limitations. First the image in low or mixed light is really grainy. You lose a lot of detail when shooting 1080p at 60 frames per in tungsten lighting. Also the white balance is anything but. Second problem is that the wide angle is not really wide. Goes basically from normal to telephoto and does so VERY slowly when the cam is recording. The image stabilization is also a bit laughable.
Summary: such a compact design! i can fit it nicely in my purse to use on family outings. you can record video and take photos and even take photos while recording a video! now granted the picture quality on the photos taken while filming isn't outstanding as they would be if you were taking a normal photo with the camera, but for the quick moment you don't want to miss it's still great! i'm really am glad for my purchase and this camera is outstanding for a home user.
Summary: I'm fully satisfied with this product but I gave 4 stars instead of 5 because it has one (small) cons: no "anti-shacking" correction. If you have a shaky hand, or if you are walking, biking, driving the car, you'll have a very shaky video. You can correct somewhat using a correction software, but the result is usually far from perfect. Other than that, nothing to say, also considering the very low price. The picture quality of movies is very good.
Summary: Still images aren't that great, but the video, given enough light, is stellar. Still working on the stabilizing the video as it's small, and apparently only works on the lower resolution setting. I can't seem to get the flash to work either, even when set to auto. I wanted a small hi-def video camera, this one fits that bill.
Summary: I returned this item for the more traditional design camcorder with the strap. I was impressed with the HD picture quality. It is certainly an improvement over my consumer quality DVC tape camcorder. But its little "gun" shape is odd to use. Maybe I'm just used to the other type? The zoom feature is awkwardly placed and hard to control. That's another reason I exchanged it for the more traditional design equivalent made by Aiptek.
Summary: Bought this little thing in my vain attempt to get cheap HD quality video. This camcorder defines "You get what you pay for" The video is no better than standard definition quality. the sound is attrocious, i swear it has a built-in squeal and scream that makes even a breeze or voice unbearable to listen to. Though it has an external mic input, it even manages to distort the incoming sound even worse which makes me think its an internal hardware issue as well.
Summary: Length:: 0:04 Mins This cam is NOT HD! Let me tell you the ONLY time it gets HD is when its broad sunlight. PLUS if you are going to be doing fast movements or run or record something fast then DONT get this camera! I attached something short of me moving, it doesnt even catch it. As you can see everything else is HD, but thats because Im right next to sunlight. Even at regular light from the light bulb (For me) it still doesnt come clear! Plus, the vids come in MOV.
Summary: This was replacement for an earlier defective unit. This one had the same problem: the HDMI port doesn't work. Everything else works as advertised. The 1080 is amazing to behold (after you yank the SD card and display your movies on a PC with a card reader) but it doesn't work as promised on an HDMI device like a TV or PC monitor. I used a similar camcorder with HDMI in the same setups this failed in and it worked OK.
Summary: Go here to download the the fix (a zip file) from Aiptek: [...] They emailed this link from the support form on the aiptek website...quick response. Be sure to open and read the instructions on the above page When pressing the "snapshot" button, there is a tiny bar at the bottom of the button...push on that with your thumbnail till it clicks further. In other words, press hard till you feel an extra click. then it will update for you.