Summary: Bought this as we were having our first child and it does very well. We don't seem to record more than 5mins at a time oddly enough but it gets the video in HD. Did have to track down which of our cats was causing problems with stuff on the counter and it recorded 10hrs or so (on AC).
Pros: Quick variable zoom, many functions. Can record around 10hrs straight (with extra SD card). Tiny!!
Cons: Has an IR filter which hinders low-light recording (barely picks up IR, even bright IR in the dark). Menus can be a hassle to navigate to change a setting or reach a feature. Pictures/stills are so-so quality due to smaller MP of the sensor.
Summary: Indeed the stock, supplied battery's life isn't a world beater, but it's not horrible. You can pick up extra batteries very inexpensively and with greater capacity. I picked up 2 extras along with a stand alone charger (otherwise you have to charge the battery in the camcorder) all for under $40.
Pros: This camcorder has a good zoom, good color accuracy (though this suffers under low-light conditions; typical of most camcorders until you reach the big bucks range), sharp picture and bright display. It has enough special effects to keep the adventurous happy while not overwhelming a novice. It a...
Cons: In my personal use, I can only find one thing I wish it had, but I'm not going to knock it for lacking. It doesn't have a neck strap, nor is it made for one; though with a little imagination, one can be made.
Summary: FANTASTIC camera for the price! Dont look any further! Attatched a raw video!
Pros: SUPERB VIDEO QUALITY! GREAT audio for price The quality of this camera is phenominal as well as audio, and with the settings turned up to the highest it looks fantastic! Also it is very compact and light! Great to carry around to record those moments to remember!
Cons: BATTERY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!! Do yourself a favor and buy an extra battery on the interwebs and lug it around with the camera!
Summary: Bought the camcorder this month to replace an older camcorder. Took it on vacation to Europe it worked great awesome video and great clarity. Would recommend this camcorder a lot of features for the money. Purchasing the product from amazon was quick and easy and shipped fast. Great experience.
Summary: Very impressed with a small good priced HD camera. I've been a DP for 15 years and this is a small camera full of highend features. I'm using a class 10 A Data card and works fine. Would like to buy 2 more of these whenever they come in.
Pros: Very easy to use but you have to read the pdf manual to really see what you can do with this great camera. Has an audio meter and an attenuator which only comes on mid to high end cameras. Able to turn everything off and use it manually. Facial recognizing focus is great. Lightweight, easy push b...
Cons: cannot screw on a lens filter to protect the lens while shooting outside, camera gets hot like a laptop when playing back footage, which also makes the battery hot...that could be dangerous. Wish battery was on back of camera so as to get a bigger longer lasting one. Pictures are still at 180 dpi...