Summary: So far I have been happy with the camcorder. The pictures, and video's have turned out great, alot better that I thought they would for the price. I also have a Kodak Dx6490 it takes the KLIC-5001 battery, this battery will work in the DXG-595v, also the battery is 2000mAh, it last longer than the stock battery, and it works with the charger that comes with the camcorder, just make sure you match up the pos, and neg, when you charge the battery.
Summary: For the price this camera shines if you want pro editing and pro features go spend $1000.00 or more but if you want HD at a cost you can afford this camera will please you! The low light is better the any older camcorder I have ever owned and the builtin lcd light is bright enough for closeups but won't fill the room. If you have lights that are turned up you will get a fair picture inside (better than flip) but you will get great pictures outside!
Summary: I have been using the camera for test footage for a project im working on in film school.These tests include mostly green screen work. Although the auto-focus kinda screws things up from time to time, I have been able to successfully key out all green screens.I really wish that the auto-focus was a manual focus.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls
Summary: this little camera packs a powerful surprise in how great the recordings come out. We used this for Christmas Eve after having read a few other reviews online. The sound is good, the exposure surprisingly good, as the cam was pretty much aimed into the sun most of the time and the image did not come out as silhouette or dark. The camera is very easy to use and was quick out of the box...only needed a bit of time to charge the battery-charger comes w/the camera.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Easy to learn, Excellent HD results, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great value, Simple Controls
Summary: I had my doubts at first about this camcorder really being true HD but it quickly proved me wrong. It records 30 fps in 1080p and 60 fps in 720p (I use this setting the most). It has standard definition settings, BUT why use THEM if you are buying an HD camcorder. You can see very clearly from the 3" color lcd screen. You can playback HD video to your monitor or HD TV via the componite cord which is included...very nice.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Summary: very small and lightweight, perfect for travellers who loves to document their trip. Takes only a few minutes and you'll learned every buttons and their uses. audio is bad and shooting in macro is not so good. but overall, its a good HD cam.