Summary: When I opened the box I was amazed at the size of this camcorder. It is tiny compared with camcorders I have owned in the past. You can't use it straight out of the box as the battery has to be charged first. This brings me to my first gripe; there is no battery charger included.
Summary: I researched Handycams in this price range and this one came out the best. I tried to buy it at PC World Milton Keynes but the salesman was terrible and tried to sell me another model and even asked me to get it myself off the shelf whilst he went back to his hoovering!
Summary: The first thing I noticed was how small it was - far smaller than I was expecting. It was very easy to use and the video quality was very acceptable in this price range. As a hobbiest camera this would be very good.
Summary: The first thing that struck me when I opened the box was how compact this video camera is. It's not so long ago that equipment like this would be two or three times as big, but this is easily held in the hand and fits into a good sized pocket when necessary.
Summary: I found when filming if the sun shines on the screen and I do not see what I am filming ,with my old camera I can change from screen to eye view but I feel sure I will get round this in time as I have only used the camera several times. I find the battery life to be very good with this camera.
Summary: The clarity is unbelievable and so very easy to operate. The stabiliser works a treat - I have a limp but the camera removes all the up and motion from any vids I have taken so far. It was a great buy Jim Moran