Summary: I had a chance to try one of these out for a bit. It was a gift for my nephew. For the price, it is about the best you will find. It was recently $100 anywhere, so it is a convenient price drop. Pros: Good video and audio for the price. Records full 720p video and good audio. It is better than some $100+ cameras. Feels durable. Compact like most other flip cameras. Takes good still pictures. Built in light to help with dark shots. Cons: It uses regular batteries.
Summary: For those looking for a simple, lightweight HD video recorder/camera, this is a very good device. The standard packaging includes a tripod which helps greatly as the still images end up blurry if not used, especially in low light, and video can be jerky due to lack of image stabilization. For taking some simple videos of family or events, it works very well.
Summary: I'll start this review by saying I do know the price of this product. I generally go by "You get what you pay for" and knew that I wouldn't be getting an outstanding product. However, I find it hard to believe a company feels they're selling a good bargain when the product is not even usable. I pruchased this camera for a specific event. There was a wide variety of sounds, sound levels, and types. Plenty of action, and slow moving scenes too. All were very well lit.
Summary: Got this for the girlfriend; it was $50 at Best Buy's website when I got it, which is by far the lowest price I've ever payed for video of this quality. In normal and outdoor lighting conditions, this camcorder comes close to the Flip. In low light, there's a lot to wish for, but who's complaining for this price? This camera is very handy for on-the-go video, and has yet to fail me. Just be sure to have some spare AAA batteries on you, and you're good to go.
Summary: After about an hour or so, the 4 AAA batteries died, so I replaced them. Then it wouldn't start up. At all. Other than that it worked OK. Video quality's good, audio isn't terrible, considering the mic is at the back rather than the front. Was a pain converting the .mov files to something else, but that's not the camcorder's fault. Not a bad deal for its price, though mine was defective.
Summary: For starters one thing to take in mind with this camcorder is that it's cheap. It isn't a professional camcorder and you shouldn't expect it to be. First thing I noticed about this camcorder is that it has nice quality as advertised, it isn't perfect, but it is much better than a vga camera. The screen is a good size and the batteries last moderately long. They wouldn't last for a 2-3 hour for one event, but since they are AAA, you can bring a spare pack.