Summary: Had it for about 30 months, 2.5 years, 2 yrs 6 months :D. Anyway it's great and records in HD. No problems at all. You can turn the side so others can see themselves as you record them etc. I highly recommend this camcorder. I got mine for $80 on sale $50 off at Best Buy. If you have any questions feel free to message me.
Summary: I received this camera as a Christmas gift, and it's become an extension of my arm since. I take it everywhere. It has a quick startup time, and it's very easy to start recording. I've also left it in my car in subzero temperatures many times, and it still starts up just fine. The things I don't like have been written by others already. The video records to .avi and .mov files which is not easy to work with, and the sound quality isn't very good.
Summary: I was shopping for a cheap camera to record some YouTube videos with, but I got SOOO much more than that! This is the ideal camera for me; It's HD (720p), great sound quality, and has a built-in LED flash. The only "problem" with it is that the image gets a little grainy in lower light situations, but I like that. It gives it sort of a vintage-film look. Since getting this camera, I've been able to produce the quality music videos and vLog that I was hoping to do.
Summary: It works fine for what you expect a camcorder to do for the most part. It accepts SDHC cards and you NEED to use them otherwise you'll get less than a minute worth of video before the internal memory fills up. Pros: 1. Video quality excellent, it even catches the slight burn in on my plasma TV. 2. Large 3" screen for viewing your videos. 3. Battery lasts maybe 90 minutes. I consider this a good thing because my old camcorder was literally 20 years old and used VHS tapes.
Summary: When I used it seemed to work just fine. The flip screen is cool. I like how it mounts to my tripod and the picture automatically flips when I turn it upside down. I uploaded the videos that I took. I went to play them back. What I see looks adequate for my purposes. But I am really disappointed with the sound. It's very quiet and scratchy to boot. I think I will take it back for this because that makes these vids useless to me.
Do not let the specs full you. This camera is Junk.
Eric G. Hall, Amazon
10 October 2010
Summary: I will just go over the fails as there is nothing good about this camera. 1. out of the Box the camera is broken. The video in the view screen will not invert so when you film every thing is upside down. 2. The video format is not editable in any know video editing program. It will not upload sound to your video. 3. the lense is so small that your video quailty is about as good as a baby video monitor from 1987. 4.