Summary: I have just started to use this videocamera and I find it easy to use. I believe that after I've used it for awhile, I'll give it raving reviews but so far I'm just learning to use it and i haven't ironed out all the kinks (mine, probably) yet.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder to record lessons that I teach during my college pre-service field placements. I really just needed a basic camcorder that I will be able to pull the movies off of, burn them to a dvd, and use them as I apply to different schools.
Pros: -easy to drag and drop the movies off the SD card -great picture quality -some basic video features like sepia, and an art mode -can take photos -really clear and fast zoom -almost no start up/shut down time. -very light weight
Cons: -no remote (this wasn't advertised, but is kind of a bummer for what I want to do with it) -strap is kind of small and could use a bit more padding -Might not have enough features for advanced users -
Love it but need help from someone who can tell me how to switch between card and internal memory
1 February 2010
Summary: I love the size, etc. of the camcorder, but need help. the user manual says the settings are automatically set to default to the internal memory, but you can add a card also to expand your memory. when I started using the camera, it wouldn't record because I didn't have a card installed.
Summary: I have only used the camera for basic stuff and it does a good job, especially for the price. One reason that I chose this particular brand and model was that it has an external microphone jack. It turned out that this was unnecessary as the built-in mike is more that adequate.
Summary: This camcorder is so small! Fits easily in the palm of my hand. It has a great zoom feature...37X which is wonderful for close up shots. The flash memory is a big plus because I can just pull the card and stick it in my laptop to transfer data.
Summary: I researched this camera before I purchased it. It does not have all the bells and whistles, but who really uses all that extra stuff. It met all my expectations. Very good optical zoom, and easy to use. It has excellent SD video, plenty of record time with an 8 or 16 gig card.
Summary: I LIKE this camera. It turns on quickly, and takes decent video for a standard definition video camera. It's compact, light weight, and easy to carry around. The fact that it records to SD cards is what sold me. BUT.....man, that .mod codec is FRUSTRATING!!!!