Summary: You cannot get a better camcorder for the price! Especially if you plan to shoot primarily outdoors. With a couple of 32 GB SD cards you could shoot all day long.The problem is that the battery compartment is built facing down next to the camera mount, so you only have a one hour uninterrupted shooting limit.
Summary: I've had this camera for about 6 months now, and I'm experiencing an issue with it that seems to only get worse the longer I have the camera. I take short videos with the camera firmly screwed onto a large tripod. So I would expect the video image to be very stable. However, the videos have been somewhat wobbly/shaky when I view them on my computer.
Summary: The camera is actually a very nice little unit that is easy to operate and produces very good quality video. However, I am only giving it 3 stars because the camera produces files in MTS format that must be converted to other video standards in order to be useful to me. As an Apple/Mac person, I would much rather the produced files be in MPEG4 like the Flip video camera produces.
Summary: A nice little affordable digital flash memory video camera from a trusted name. I'm glad I purchased it on Amazon. I would highly suggest buying additional batteries and a battery charger. I find I have to swap out batteries if I record for a long time. PROS: 1)small 2)light 3) easy to operate 4) built-in-features are nice 5) zoom is good 6) records to flash memory 7) expandable memory with added cards (upto 128G with 2 64G cards) [be sure to get class 10 cards] 8) quiet...
Summary: For all the appeal of this small and proficient camera, the battery life is quite short, and the bottom-mounted battery doesn't allow for a larger battery to be used. And extra batteries are quite expensive! ($70 with no free shipping). Yes, the internal memory + two SD slots will allow for hours and hours of continuous recording...from an AC power source! But the battery? The "mini instructions" that come with the camera suggest a typical recording time of 45 minutes.