Summary: Great Camcorder. One problem,tripod mount hole was stripped =(. I decided to buy this camcorder, because my son is very interested in filming his friends skateboarding, and he did all this research to find the perfect/affordable camcorder and found this one.
Summary: This has pretty good specs and I would say one should buy this camcorder over similarly speced same year camcorders. I have checked all the optura line of camcorders and they all incrementally improve but are based on same building block.