Summary: I recommend this video camera. I have you one when the battery dies you can plug the charger while still recording. I record church services and my Church on Sunday are about 3 and a half long. You can use SD Card . I got mines for 89 dollars used but it works good.
Summary: I bought this for making full HD youtube videos, well the joke was on me. The maximum native resolution of this camcorder is actually 720P which it then up converts to 1080p. The video quality is shaky at best. It is terrible in mid-low light situations. colors come out a bit yellowed even after proper color adjustment. I'd say if you want a good camcorder go with a higher level than this or get a canon SLR my eos 60D performs better than this.
Summary: This is the perfect little camera for someone who films as a hobby. I have no idea if it would live up to ultra professional standards, but I love this thing! My favorite part is the fact that you can record in HD and it all records to a memory card. My last camcorder used film, so you can understand why this would be a big plus. It's simple and easy to use and just a great little thing!
Summary: This camera is almost perfect. First off, it's construction is very solid. It is all made out of metal and strong plastic. It is 1920 x 1080p, the highest quality made available to consumers, but it isn't necessarily crystal clear as other more expensive cameras. I purchased this camera because it has a jack for external microphones, it isn't usually seen in many handheld camcorders. I got it for $170 refurbished and I don't regret buying it!
Summary: I have been using this for some time now and It is a good camcorder but it has some drawbacks. The battery life is not the best and there really isn't any options for that. the battery is in a compartment, not mounted on the back like some other brands so the battery has to be the correct size to fit in the compartment. I have given up on using the built in microphone.
Summary: I needed a camcorder to video church services. The camera need an external microphone socket for echo free sound. This camera has this facility without costing an arm and a leg and produces a pleasing recording. It is a pity that it is our of production.
Summary: Overall, very pleased with the performance. This is an early model and I will point out one design issue that has been addressed in later models. The battery and SD card loads from the bottom, and thus, requires removing from a tripod to exchange. Also, the battery fits in a fixed size compartment, so doesn't allow for larger batteries. Later models place the battery on the outside at the back, so larger batteries can extend beyond the body of the camcorder.