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.
Summary: I got this Camcorder at a great price, which is good, because I would never pay full price for it. Half the size I thought it would be (my bad for not reviewing it in a store), It's really what i think is a mediocre camcorder.
It is not a HD camcorder as claimed in the description
Harish Subraya "Harish", Amazon
12 January 2011
Summary: Camcorder is good if you are looking for a decent camcorder to record in standard definition (DVD quality). But it is not 1920 x 1080 full hi-def recording resolution as claimed in the Technical Details. Do not like false claims. I bought it believing it is HD and had to return it.
Summary: It's a great gift for a college student or perhaps your fourteen year old son/daughter who wants to record him/herself and some friends doing stupid stuff for tons of laughs afterwards. The point: this is not a serious camera. Want to record your boys football game?
Summary: For the price, this does the job. For me, the big plus was no tapes to download in real time to the computer or dvd recorder. Battery life is pretty weak-about an hour, which is surprising/disappointing given that there's no tape or dvd motor to run-just a straight recording to the internal memory.