Summary: I searched so much and anylised a lot this camera before buying it. Obviulsy not enough. It was a terrible surprise once I stared using it. It is no very friendly to use but I tryed my best to get familiar with it. The worse part came when I stat working with the files and find that TODs are not compatible with the most popular video editors. TOD files are hard to manage, to organize, and to visualize. I need to buy a Sony Vegas 9.0 editor so I could work with my videos.
Summary: Don't buy this camera if you need to record anything longer than 30 minutes. It breaks all videos into 30 minute segments and even when you try to put them together there is a small break between them that you cannot correct. Recording lectures or longer segments will always have a "skip" in the middle that you cannot edit out.
Summary: Its a great camera if you are using it outdoors. This cannot be used in doors, even with bright lights. The video is dark and granny. I have tried the manual options even then there is no improvement to the picture. We need this to record our new born. So the only way we can record him is when there is sunlight in the room through windows. dont buy this if u plan to use it indoors for b'day, or child plays or anything else indoor.
Summary: Do not buy this camera if you are planning on using it inside. Any video shot inside is extremely grainy, even in the daytime, or with lights on. The quality of anything shot inside (played back on a new Samsung, 1080p, LCD TV) was less than regular definition. The camera has a light, but it only helps if your within inches of your target. Very disappointed, returning camera to store.