Summary: I purchased this video camera to serve as a secondary video recorder for my daughter's figure skating competitions and shows. It's very easy to use, which allows me to hand it off to other people, leaving me free to use my primary camera (a Canon DSLR) for still shots. After using it for a few events, it's really only good (for me) as a secondary camera.
Summary: This camera is pretty good for the price, but if you're looking for excellent sound to record kids' concerts, as I was, then this is not for you. The sound is just not great. The picture is fine but not nearly as good as an HD camera. After a year i finally went for an HD cam, and glad I did.
Summary: I bought this camcorder because I didn't want to spend a whole lot of money. Pros: Inexpensive, great for first time camera owners, video quality looks pretty decent, handle of it feels good.Pretty sturdy as well, dropped it twice and held its own. Cons: The zoom is good however when you get to the further-est zoom it starts to look fuzzy and hazy..The focus up close does the same when you come from far then have to come back .