Summary: I bought this as a tooling around town cam as it's lightweight and compact...The screen is clear and easy to navigate and mine has good battery life...My biggest complaint however is the slippery exterior!...It is beyond ridiculous that the outer materials make this cam prone to slipping out of your hands but JVC did send me a textured replacement front piece so that was a good thing
Summary: Pros: Easy to set up and get started. Lightweight. No need to buy a ton of batteries as it quickly charges with the USB cord. Easy enough for kids to use and with the price, I have little to complain about. I bought this for my daughter for her 9th birthday and she has played with it almost daily since. It has a couple extra video editing options I didn't expect for the price. All in all, I would buy it again with no hesitation.
Summary: I can't complain. This DVR is a good selection for less than $100. The pix and video it takes are good quality. It does actually work under water! I purchased this DVR so I could have a somewhat disposable time lapse platform to use in a harsh, industrial environment. I have exposed this camera to grease, water, broken, powdered glass, and the concrete floor. It has survived all of this with only scratches.
Summary: I bought this a couple years ago and have been happy with it for what I used it for, which was making recordings that were no more than 5 minutes at a time, usually. Recently I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to document one of my great-aunts recount stories from our relatives as they survived in the Texas panhandle back in the 19th century. There were dozens of family members from all over the country here to listen to these stories.
Summary: I tutor math and my student uses this to record the lectures. It does this very well. It does exactly what we needed it to do, have a headphone jack (so far one of the few that I have found), record video and audio, have a tripod socket, can select a particular file to play, and have vcr-like controls to view the video. But the limitation is that you can't rename the files. You must keep keep the PIC_xxxxx.mp4 file name structure otherwise the OS won't see the files.
Summary: The only thing I DON'T like about this camera is that it does not have a flash. Taking pictures at night is pointless. However, pictures in low light come out surprisingly well. I actually baught this at best buy for about $50 more then what Amazon is asking needless to say I am kicking myself there. Otherwise a good point-and-shoot camera. I wanted to get a camera before being shipped to Honduras for a year. I took pictures with this camera under a WATERFALL.
Summary: Bought to take to the Dominican Republic for a vacation. I took it in to waist high water and within 1/2 it wouldn't turn on. I looked at the the lens of the camera and it had condensation in the lens. When i got back to dry land i opened the case and water poured out of it. it ruined the pics I took on my vacation and it ruined the wifi SD card i purchased for it.
Summary: After good experiences using a Flip video camera, I switched to this Picsio to take movies of a trip to Italy. It is nearly impossible to see the screen in the daylight, so this flaw renders the camera useless, unless you're indoors. Also, the touch screen is very sluggish. Even the power on button had to be pressed hard and long to effect a response. I just tossed this one, and took stills with my Nikon D80.
Summary: Length:: 0:59 Mins I'm not sure how anyone could write a review for a WATERPROOF video camera without actually testing it in WATER. I bought this camera to take white water rafting last weekend. Forget the touch screen; you don't even need to use it. Once you have the camera set up how you want it, hit the Screen Lock button. Then you just use the big red stop/record button. You can even use the video/picture button to quickly switch between videos and photos.