Summary: I bought the camera to shoot live music, usually in low light situations, but my iPhone takes better video than this. It was posted as refurbished, and I do not know if that's why the videos I take look like that, but I wouldn't recommend this product unless you're shooting in well lit situations or it's just a starter camera.
Summary: Pros: Awesome Zoom Decent Battery life. Easy to use zoom slider button easy to use photo and record button Fairly good LCD resolution for the time. Great autofocus SD card slot. Cons: Maximum video resolution only 720p( not true HD) Poor LCD controls ( especially trying to manually focus) Delete button in in practical place it was cheap from Amazon Marketplace- I got it for well under 80, but if i wanted a true HD( 1080p) then it would have cost 4 times as much...
Summary: Out door or bright light the picture is great. The zoom ability is amazing. Indoors with fair light gets a bit grainy but I do not have a point of reference to compare it to other cameras. I am pleased with the purchase.
Summary: I love this camera! Took it hunting and took great long range pictures of Nice bucks that you needed binoculars to see! That's impressive! The optical stabilizer is a must, and worked great. the vidioe's turned out great also. For long range pictures and vidioes this camera is a great buy and has decent battery life, but id recommend having a spare.