Summary: I've never had a camcorder before, and this is evidently not a great one to start with. It has been more challenging than I expected to master. My biggest pet peeve is that--as far as I have figured out-- you have to use the proprietary software to download files, which would not be my choice for ease of use. Aren't we in the age of Drag and Drop now? I do have to say that the picture is clear, the sound pickup is very good, and the price was right.
Summary: I like the camera for the fact that I can upload videos I record with ease. What I don't like about it is that the battery life is too short. I would buy extra batteries but they are too expensive.