Summary: I originally bought it because, at the price, I could use it for non-professional shooting and not be heartbroken if it was met with a catastrophic accident. The quality of the video is so surprisingly good (it shoots in H264) and I use it as a back-up in the event my much more expensive Sony fails in the field. My only gripe is that battery life isn't all that great..However you can charge the battery in the camera from any 5vdc USB source or the supplied AC unit.
Summary: It's really easy to use, well designed, very portable and has a decent battery life. The only problem is it doesn't record from component and the battery indicator starts to decay when it's running out, not progressively.
Summary: Unless used, not bad at all. Have read terrible reviews and expected it to be worse than received. It takes good pictures, video quality is also fine. Microphone really could have been placed in front but it doesn't bother me that much. Satisfied for the price.
Summary: This was my second choice for a quick and easy hd video/still camera. Should have been my first. Picture quality is great, still or video. Accessories still available online as are manuals. So far I have found nothing to dislike about this camera. Charges quickly with the supplied charger and can film as least 6 hours depending on the card. It seems like it could film for maybe 10 hours without any problem.
Summary: I produce a weekly Internet TV show that is shot against a green screen. I bought one of these cameras to try it out and have fallen in love with it. It does exactly what I'm after and is a huge improvement over using MiniDV tapes and SD resolution. Very surprising...
Summary: This camera takes really nice video and if you just want it for video then this camera is for you. The only bad thing about this camera is if you want to take pictures with it the flash has a bit of a delay and if you move before it takes the picture then you end up with a bad picture. I really wish there wasn't a delay because it does take very nice pictures.