Summary: This camcorder serves a purpose and offers a fair feature set for the price, but as owner of a 7 year old canon HV20 camcorder i am disappointed with the R40. My first major disappointment is with the low light capability, its very bad in low light situations producing a very grainy picture.
Summary: I wanted to use this new camera on a cruse the wife and I take. I did some test videos and was pleased with the outside pictures. Inside with good light from windows I thought were good and clear. I down loaded the software onto my Dell laptop.
Great little camcorder, but I hope you didn't buy it for the smartphone control.
15 July 2013
Summary: The camera works as advertised, has all the specs I needed.... but unfortunately the smartphone app leaves a lot to be desired (at least on Android). You won't be able to install it directly from the play store for a lot of devices (no support for the Galaxy S4, nexus line of devices, the HTC One...
Summary: I'm writing a detailed review, now that I've used this continually since December 2013. Intended Use- After reading MANY reviews, I purchased this camera to film church services and youth group activities.
Summary: so far camera works fine. Dissapointed that has manual shutter. Every time you use it you have to remember to open and close the shutter door. I will probably get use to it, but for now, it is a pain
Summary: Was looking to upgrade a Canon FS100 but was disappointed with brightness of lens and the lack of a separate remote control. Had difficulty using the iPhone App to serve as a remote. Decided to return camera.
Summary: i just bought this camera, i use the USB cable supplied and connect it to my win7 pc or mac mini, but neither OS recognize the camera....am i doing something wrong.....is the feature to turn the USB port on....... other than that, the camera is nice, not perfect
Summary: Just wanted to write a quick review for those with Apples/Mac computers. This records in MP4 to the SD card, so all you need to do, especially if you have a macbook pro, is put the SD card into your MBP slot and you can just drag the files to your computer.