Summary: I purchased this item because it is very small and can be carried around very easily. The features it has are great. it has the SD card format, but I'm really very happy with the mini DV format, it allows me to tape for up to two hours on on cassette. Its for more serious video options. It enables you to take videos for an extended amount of time.
Summary: I already own another of these. It is notorious for the "remove cassette" warning that happens after a few years. The fix for that problem is (believe it or not) a sharp "rap" on the side. For a low price, I have a backup. I have tried the "Flip" and even the video feature on my digital camera. I find the Elura 2 MC a great item for trips and lectures.