Summary: This is my second one! The best feature is that the unit does not use a touch screen. I use the camera to record events in the construction field, lots of dust and grit. The last thing you want to do is drag a finger over the screen! The quality of the images is very good for this level of camcorder. I routinly slow the images in third part software and project the images ; the quality is more than adequate even when several feet accross.
Worked for a few years, and died...I'm not happy...
cowgirl "ranchgoddess", Amazon
25 August 2013
Summary: I bought this a few years ago and was thrilled that #1. It took two SD cards! #2. It was very lightweight and easy to use (I never figured out how to upload directly to Youtube because I edit my video too much... The microphone on this is so-so, and if you are going to use it 'professionally' I wouldn't recommend it. I would get a camcorder that has the option for an external microphone. But it did the job.
Summary: Pros - - Excellent color - Clear videos in adequate light - Good stabilizer - Light weight - Compact - Reasonably priced - Good zoom - Logical menu structure Cons - - Poor low light videos - No viewfinder and diopter If you prefer to have a dedicated camcorder, this is an excellent choice. However, I find myself rarely using it because I have a Sony NEX-7 with built in HD recording and an optical viewfinder with diopter.
Summary: BEST CAMCORDER I HAVE EVER OWNED!! Honestly, it is the best buy I have ever bought.gdfjrgeiohnrgoaehrgoujhrgeoujhregaouhrageuohraegougreajhrggfukadjhfgasdjhgfsuifsghirugdhgreaiurgeyrfhegrihugfvejhkvfjhvbdfhjgsdfajhvfdhfgadsygfabafshudafsgvfewgvdfashgvrfaghvdfassdfugysdfgasdfhiggdsfghjdsfghdsfaghofsdaghdsfgsdfggjfddsfgjdsgjfdsfgjdsfgdasfhgjladsfjgdsfa
Summary: Like most said about the good parts. I only mentioned some parts for you to consider whether this is the one you need. Poor design for handling the camcorder. Unlesss you shoot still all the time otherwise it is pretty much two-hand operationds needed. NOT too good ZOOM stabilization(I think this is one of the weakest points of this cam). Because the cam is too light so any tiny movement will make the video looks bad therefore A STRONGER (Better like OIS)is needed.
Summary: Pros: -clear picture quality, but need lots of light, grainy in low light, great image stabalization -very compact size -good lcd quality -convenient 2 slot SD cards Cons: -Slightly flimsy construction -Refocusing issues -Grainy in low light -hand band uncomfortable to use -software not useful at all -average battery life
Summary: I've been extremely impressed with this camcorder's image quality and user-friendliness. The "laser touch" sensor on the side of the screen is a humongous improvement upon most camcorders' touch-screens on which dirty or rough fingers either damage the screen or dirty the screen so that one can't see the image clearly.
Summary: I was disappointed with the snap shots. When reviewing them on the T.V. or computer they came out extremely grainy. I tried changing every setting on the camera and was unsuccessful. As far as video hd quality. I am more than satisfied. I purchased many attachment lenses. I wouldn't do it again, because I never use them, and the telephoto does not make a big difference at all. The only one that is kinda cool is the fish eye lens.