Summary: It is one of the best products I've ever had in my hands. I am audiovisual producer and have used all kinds of cameras, home and professional, but within the home range this is simply the best. Excellent resolution, good audio, and especially the ease of editing because when you connect the camera to the PC is used as a hard drive and more as there are video files, you can edit without transferring or uploading material to the pc. saving you time and money. I like this.
Summary: The zoom and focus is great. It's easy to use and is a good size. The battery life isn't that great and the sound capture is not good outdoors. The still shots are good and the fact that it has a timer is even better. Overall, I like it for the running price (around $200 +/-). Hope this helps you make a decision on it!