Summary: Recently I purchased the DXG-569VK. I only paid US$59 so I figured that even if the cam only recorded with average output, I would be happy. I can say, at least in the HD mode, the video cam outperforms my expectations. There is a short learning curve to mastering the controls but if you give yourself about 15 minutes to play with the device, you will have all the "bells and whistles" under control. As a still camera, it is all but useless.
Summary: The video quality is good, but I was hoping to use it for still pictures as well. All the still pictures are blurry. I have had trouble with the record button not making connection when the batteries are getting low.
Summary: The DXG-569VK HI-DEF camcorder was quite simply the worst camera purchase I have ever made. Amazon's service was terrific as usual, but this product is just inferior in every conceivable way. Poor construction, incomprehensible instructions, you name it. Even when I followed the instructions line by line and letter by letter the camera did not perform consistently. Even after some 12 hours of struggling and frustration I was never able to actually shoot Hi-Def videos.