Summary: This camera is unbelievably overpriced. It's like they priced it by the pound or by the button. The imagers are 1/3". Do you know how small that is? Stink out your pinky and look at the quick, smaller than that. Three of those, one for each color is what your image is recorded through. That is what is gathering all the info. And that is why your over half your point and shoot photos are blurry without a flash. It is the same imager as your $99 point and shoot camera.
A occasional fuzzy image problem shooting in standard definition
Flick Fan, Amazon
8 September 2008
Summary: If you get an earlier version of the XH-A1 you may experience a problem shooting in standard definition. (It only occurs in some, not all cameras.) Your picture will look fine in your viewfinder and on your LCD screen. However when you download the footage the scene will be out of focus and the central image will look fuzzy (i.e. something other than the central image may be in sharp focus)--check this using a tripod for the shoot.