Summary: This is an easy to use video camera that records a great HD quality picture without being fussy or requiring much know how. It's perfect for recording family events, friends, and other casual activities. It takes pretty decent video even under fairly low light conditions, and it surprised me with how well it captures fast action, such as sports.
Summary: Excellent cost-effective. The standard battery lasts just over an hour and a half. You must purchase a larger battery if your plans are shooting for various parts of the day without recharging. The picture and sound quality is excellent, however, there is minimal loss in quality over 30x. At high zoom also loses focus sometimes if the object being photographed passes near the field of view of an object closer.