Not the mother of all beasts, but exceeds epectations for the price
D. Repenhoff, Amazon
17 December 2009
Summary: I've had this camera for a about a week now, so far it's exceeded my expectations. Here was few points of criteria for me: 1. Trying to stay around the 300 dollar budget (factoring in the cost of flash cards vs. built in hard drive allowed for a leverage of going over).
Summary: We just bought this in preparation for our first child. It seemed like the best option to share high quality videos with our family members with really nice LCD/Plasma TVs with blu ray players, as well as those who just recently bought a DVD player for their tube TV.
Summary: The recorder is very small, has good optics, and is easy to use. The total record time is fantastic. The laser menu is also easy to manipulate. The software supplied for downloading to a PC is easy to use and mostly self-explanatory.
Summary: What's great? It's light, easy to operate and very good quality. The 80GB hard drive has lots of room. The option to use an 8 GB microSD card makes it flexible. I haven't had need to upload to YouTube, but I have heard it is very easy.