Summary: In general, I like this video camera. It is easy to use, very light and portable. However, it does not automatically work with mac computers -- you must buy an extra piece of after-market software in order to use the video files.
Summary: It is not obvious how to get video from the camcorder to a Mac: if you read the manual and try to install the software, you will reach the conclusion that it only works in a Windows environment.
Summary: This camcorder is very good. The automatic lens cover is (surprisingly) something you don't find on most of the models in this price range. It's a nice touch. The video quality is has 3 different levels: XP, SP, and LP.
Summary: I got one of these in black at my local big box because i was finding mixed reviews about it working on a mac and wanted an easy return if it did not work. At the store they said it "should" work buuuuut i could bring it back if it didn't. I have a intel imac with imovie 8 thats about 3 years old.
Summary: As stated by others the software included with the camcorder is terrible. It has no editing ability. I ended purchasing a third party software for $50, so in the end, with the memory card this is more like a $400 camcorder. Video is as good as it should be for an SD camera, sound is okay.
Excellent zoom, so-so image quality, but easy to use
Michael A. Duvernois, Amazon
3 May 2010
Summary: This is a fairly inexpensive, basic, camcorder. Probably the best selling point versus its competitors is the excellent wide ranging zoom lens on this camera. The LCD screen is also good sized and seemed bright and clear.