Summary: This is what exactly I was looking for: compact, HD, great still image, and all wires included. After looking at all point and shoot video cameras I couldn't seem to find one that had everything that I was looking for. Most were lacking a flash or some had hdmi and others didn't. Overall this camera shoots great hd at 1280 or 720 and the stll images come out crisp as well. Looks great on the big screen.
not at all a good camera may be an option for a camcorder.
Swapnil Tiwari, Amazon
18 March 2011
Summary: The pixels are not great although it says high definition, doesn't have clarity in image and video quality also is ok. But for the price i would say just ok... can be good for people who want to shoot or photograph for fun but definitely not for a pro or an avid photography or video shooting. Too bad in dark.
Summary: I've only had this a few days, but I'm amazed. Unlike blog-type camcorders in this price range (Kodak Zi8, various flips), the 590V has a 5x optical zoom and manual focus. Unlike some low-end flash camcorders I've read about, I've had no flash memory issues. It records 1080p flawlessly to both an old SanDisk 8GB (class unknown) and a new Transcend 16GB Class 6 SDHC card, both with no glitches or hiccups.
Summary: I purchased this camera in May because I was going on vacation in July. Thought I would save some money by not paying for a name brand like sony. I regret that decision. I would have gladly paid more money to have a camera that still works. This thing crapped out while I was on vacation in july. The first problem I had, the camera would not shut off. It then kept giving a "file error". Now I cannot get it to come on at all.
Summary: Im a soldier in the army, currently deployed to Afghanistan.. i recieved the cacorder about a week ago and have used it on several ocations and have had absolutely no problems. the pictue, and audio quality is incredible for such a small piece of equipment.. i am very impressed. it is small, light weight, and very durable.
Summary: i was worred about buying this on line, but after i got it,i was grate-full i got it. i work at wal-mart and looked at all there camcorders and best buy to, for the money this is the best buy. i got the 16 gb sd card with it from amazon you need it, it is a hd camcorder 1080x1260 and dose 16:9 ratio for big screen tv's that why you need the 16 bg sd card about 4or 5 hours play time,you can set it all up with the tuch screen, has good sound and real good in the house...