Summary: I'm loving this camera. Just getting into viedeography and learning iMovie, and this camera is perfect for a beginner like me. Easy to use, easy to ease yourself into shooting footage in the "Auto" mode. But it also allows for all kinds of advanced possibilities if you want to.
Summary: Bear in mind, I used this for film making, if you aren't looking for a camera for that, this may not be the review you should read. I purchased this camera over a year ago. Before that I used a Sony hd Handycam, which was good but it took a memory stick instead of a memory card.
Summary: Unbelievably compact compared to previous video camera models. Clear, crisp video. I like the still picture feature too. Unfortunately, when the engineers developed this camera they put the menu buttons on the screen.
Conclusion: I am a ski instructor. For filming skiing, it has all what's needed, except one feature (viewfinder, which the lack of I substituted with a gadget from a dollar store): below 32 degrees F rating, excellent 53 stabilized hand-held-able zoom, excellent picture quality, true slow motion - instant on...
Conclusion: This unit serves only in well lit situations and will fit in a pocket, as long as it is large and deep enough, making it convenient in certain situations. In low or moderate light levels this unit functions very poorly, with output largely unacceptable for the viewer.
Video quality has been great, have also used taken some still images with ...
31 August 2014
Summary: Video quality has been great, have also used taken some still images with it and have been very satisfied with the results. One draw back is that there is no second external button to take still images. You have a touch screen button which maybe a little inconvenient if your other hand is busy.