Summary: This camcorder is good but very delicate. Do not recommend for the following reasons: 1) The hard drive is 1.8 "ATA. This makes it very tricky. Not stand rough handling while recording. In my case I fell and broke down the hard disk. 2) Because ATA transfer speed ten times slower than an SD Class 10. 3) I admit it was my fault I hit, I sent for repair and hard drive costs 150 dollars. 4) I preferred buying the same camera but Amazon SD.
Poor videio quality, flimsy case, short battery life, bad software
8 January 2011
Summary: This camcorder shoots extremely poor quality video, even at highest "ultra fine" setting and with plenty of light. The videos look blurry even with a YouTube-size window, and are unwatchable at full-screen size. My cheap compact camera (not a camcorder) shoots much higher-quality videos. The case is made of cheapest flimsiest possible plastic. In fact I wouldn't buy a toy made of such low quality material.
Summary: Video quality is terrible. Not worth the money. For an extra £50, you can get a 'proper' HD camcorder. Might be ok for doing low quality internet vids, but if you want to record your memories without a weird 'line-motion-blur' then get something else. The 'line-motion-blur' is the only way I can describe the distortion that occurs. Every time you move, there are horizontal lines every where! It's really bad! It has ruined all of my shots; ALL OF THEM!