Summary: I bought this new in 2011. The retail price was around $150.00, I bought it on sale for less. I would not buy another unless the price was much lower since it has such a sort lifespan. The bad points: -The cable to the LCD screen eventually will break, they all do it. Mine broke after less than 3 years of occasional use. -The touch buttons are very annoying and difficult to use. -Manual focusing is available but almost impossible to use.
Resolution and File Format - Things You May Want to Know
Marcus Devivo, Amazon
23 July 2014
Summary: Here are some things you should know about this camcorder: This camera does not shoot in "1920 x 1080 full hi-def recording resolution." This camera shoots in standard definition. The actual resolution is 854 x 480. Amazon mislabeled it and that should be corrected. This camera saves it's video to a built-in internal memory that can be supplemented by inserting your own SD memory card.
Summary: I love it, it's small and light and takes moderate video despite not being an HD camcorder. Audio is very crisp and loud. I like all the built in storage, although i bought a memory card just so i can take some longer videos. I would have rated it 5 stars, but when i bought this from SaveCentral it didnt come with the original battery but some other kind that has to be plugged in via a cord that already looks like it's had some damage around the base.
Summary: This was a return and reorder. The first one I purchased was sold as new, but came with mismatched manual and accessories. Took a leap of faith and ordered a used one from a different vendor (EZCORP). Everything it came with was correct. It shows no sign of previous usage. After getting to know it a little better, I believe it will suit my casual needs very effectively.
Summary: Works great and is easy to use and carry. It is very light weight but performs really well. Has a good set of features but the file format is a little unusual, but can be dealt with by finding the right file converter. Plenty of zoom, almost too much in some situations.