Summary: I purchased this item for my son for Christmas last year. He was able to use the camera for video for a small amount of time due to the lack of internal memory. He then installed the memory card (recommended with the camera) and then the system would not turn on. It seems that the memory card slot was not designed well. Once you take out the card, the camera would work. We tested the card in another device and it worked properly.
Summary: The camera itself wasn't all that bad. The video quality was okay, the picture quality was fine. But it was the sound quality of the video that really threw me off. I got this as a Christmas present and loved it... Until I tried playing the video back. In a nutshell, it is nearly impossible to hear anything anyone is saying if they're further than 10 or less feet away, even when you download the video to the computer.
Summary: I bought this on sale at Radio Shack in November of 2004. No doubt they are cheaper now. Definitely get the larger cards, I have 2 of the 256 cards and they hold plenty. This camera went with us through the Canal, as well as a trip to California. Yes it does eat batteries, but this has been par for the course with most of my digital photography toys. I took 2 sets of rechargeables and was never at a loss for power.
Summary: This camera is outstanding for the price. Features are mimimal but if you just want to take email quality and archival videos, you'll be fine. Batteries run down quickly but check this out: YOU CAN GO ON EBAY AND GET NOKIA CELL PHONE BATTERIES FOR 5.00 WHICH ARE THE SAME AS THE ADVERTISED BATTERIES WHICH COST 30-50$ I recharge it using my DELL PDA charger and it holds a charge for several hours of taping. Hope this helps.
Summary: I've had two of these. The first I kept for about ~4 months, but felt the video quality was too poor. It was pixellated and dark indoors, so that with even bright lights you'd only see dim objects. In addition, the flash was horribly mistimed, it either would show everything blue, or all black. However, while many of the other flash camcorders out there may offer better quality video in the image department, the frame rate is usually variable.
Summary: This one is a product of bad quality, the cap of the batteries to a few days I damage enough of light is needed in order that the sign meets slightly clear, product of bad quality I do not recommend it to him(you,them) and for quality the price must be low
Summary: When I purchased this item, I was expecting a video recorder that can also take still photographs. Instead it is a still camera with video recording capabilities. The product name is misleading. That does not mean that is a bad camera. In fact it is a great camera, if the user intends to use it primarily for still photographs. For video recording I would recommend something else. The resolution is only 640x480 and the results are heavily pixelated videos.