Too good to be true, and look out for inferior "newer" models.
6 September 2012
Summary: The $60+ CAM5000 is physically identical to the $20 Sylvania HD1Z camera, but with better features in the firmware. The CAM5002 is what digitalpam incorrectly shipped to me, which is a severely inferior camera to the CAM5000. I ordered the camera to video wildlife. I like the replaceable battery, the webcam mode, and the ability to operate while powered from USB.
You pay for what you get~~!! It's a camera that creates adventure~~!!
4 August 2011
Summary: When using the zoom feature; just hold the button up or down depending on what your range/viewing. Single clicking, leaves an annoying sound on your video clips~~!! If there is not enough lighting, your crap out of luck with this camera~~!!
Summary: very easy to use, can take videos as well as image. small and handy. I decided to buy it because i wanted something small that was convenient to take to places. not a huge video camera. I like the design as well. easy to store the videos and images on to a computer.
Summary: well worth the price i paid. saw others that were twice as expensive. very easy to use. didn't need to read the very short manual but for 1 thing. it comes with a rechargeable battery instead of aa batteries. it also has an led light for filming in dark at closer range. came with HD cable! it could have used vid stabilization (tripod!), and electrical adapter. excellent gift for tweens to adults. great stocking stuffer.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Zoom range/performance
Summary: This little guy is a good buy for under $100. It's great to have as a second camcorder. You can slip it in your pocket when you want to record an event but don't want to carry around a real video camera. The picture quality is fine for recording vacation events, and though I've had a little drop-out now and again, I prefer taking this little cam with me vs. my full-featured SONY as it's inexpensive and I won't fret too much if ever it's taken.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Easy to Use, Fast Power Up, Good in Low Light, Large Clear LCD
Cons: Limited Zoom, No External Mic Input, No image stabilization, No Lens Cover