Summary: I purchased this camera to replace an older Canon SD camera. It was a nice upgrade at very modest cost, has touchscreen interface and HD recording capability. My only complaint was that the automatic lens cover does not work...this was a flaw in the reconditioning process not worth returning the camera over, but I did grade down one star as a result.
Summary: I am very pleased with this purchase, with the exception that it does not have a memory card, so as I was all ready to film Christmas morning, I had to try to track down a memory card:( Otherwise I love it.
Summary: We love this camera. With the short time we've had it we have been really impressed with the quality. We did buy an extra battery and charger because the small battery it comes with run out quickly. If you are looking for a small camcorder that takes quality video and you don't need fancy feautres this is the way to go!
good versatile camera for documentary, out of doors and indoors, zoom function very useful
1 September 2013
Summary: nice quality of image without gobbling up GB, versatile. very good for long zoom in. i've use it to make about 500 hours of video at youtube under my name Jim Surkamp, also at civilwarscholars.com.
Summary: The camcorder is great! Very compact and easy to use. The only problem I have with it was the battery, BUT there are many great 3rd party vendors who sell extra batteries (cheap) for this camcorder. Wasabi batteries are the ones I purchased and would recommend them above the others. They last about an hour each on average, compared to the roughly 15 min life span of the stock battery which is a great improvement!
Summary: We use this camera to record our sons lacrosse games. We bought an extra battery since some of the tournaments last all day. We also bought a sun shade for the view finder. On sunny days its tough to see the screen. It fits well on out tripod, its compact. We take the SD card out and easily transfer videos to our Mac.