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.
Summary: i bought this after my flip that i had for a year broke. i expected good things from this camera. it broke after 1 hour. i emailed the Coby tech support and called multiple times and after 2 weeks they responded by basically saying, "tough luck, you bought a faulty camera" DO NOT BUY THIS!!
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: I bought this camera, Christmas 2009. It is now March 2010 and the camera is fully dead. I noticed a problem about two weeks into using the product. It developed a "tick" during recording....tick...tick....tick....tick....like a clock....I was disappointed to hear it on playback as well...I wrote to the tech support crew from the Coby website. I never received a response.
Summary: I bought this about a month ago and I just opened the box to recharge the unit via its USB port. Has anyone had the same thing happen to them with this device?: It takes FOREVER to recharge its battery. From what I gather at the Coby website it should take a least 12 hours of recharge to finally get the device to work on a full charge. I would rather not keep my computer running for 12 hours as the battery gets its "juice"..
Summary: So I saw this product online and it looked legit so I picked one up for myself and a family member. All I want to know is, in 2010, what kind of camera does not have a flash??? I was astonished when I realized this. I mean, even $30 camera phones have flashes!! I am personally extremely dissatisfied and am in the process of returning it. All in all the phone isn't half bad, so long as you're not planning on taking and pictures once the sun sets.
Summary: Good for casual use. Noise when you click for zooming. No remote. Only 4x zooming. Just a backup camcorder. If you're shooting e.g. graduation or weddings, for a little more money, use a good camcorder. If just shooting short but good quality videos, consider investing in high-end cellphones/pda. If you carry your psp or nintendo ds with you, cameras for these gamers might be enough for short low-quality videos.