Summary: I bought a few low end camcorders in the past, the kind that takes 3 AAA batteries and they drin so fast. I saw this and it seemed to be nicely built and a mid class unit. I like it has HDMI out as well as AV out to watch on tv. Ofcourse it has your usual SD card slot. Easy to get used to and figure out. Takes good pics, a tad on shaky side so youi have to hold the cam tight when snapping a pic. The Camcorder is better. I threw in a 2 GB SD card.