Summary: It was 2013 when I bought this camera so it's pretty much obsolete, however I was a new video student at the time and needed something to learn and practice on that was relatively inexpensive.
Summary: We have had this camera for a few years now, and its no longer being made. It works fine and takes an excellent picture, except in poor light, but they all are that way to some extent. There are two items to be aware of.
Great Camera...If you plan on using it to play your videos forever.
1 January 2013
Summary: The video quality and sound quality are great. The size is great and the ease of use is great, but there is one HUGE problem.... You can't format it to DVD or Blu Ray. I tried using the included software and have downloaded countless other versions to no avail.
Summary: This is my first digital camcorder purchase. I was lucky enough to get it at a huge discount when Circuit City (sorry amazon) was closing its doors. After using it on a road trip: outdoors, indoors, in a moving car, in a cave - I would have gladly paid full price.
Summary: This camera does not do well in dim lights at all. Best shooting is outside. However my computer no longer recognizes the usb, and I have purchased a new cord and tried on three different computers.
Summary: This arrived just in time to take to a Robotic Competition our son was in with a team from school. We had one day to learn how to use it. That was no problem, as this camera was easy to use. It has a lot of functions, but it also recommends which to use, and how to.
Average hardware, horrible software makes a painful combination
Alexey Leonidov, Amazon
5 January 2010
Summary: The video taken by the camera is good, but doesn't stand out from that taken by any other HD camcorder. The software (HD Writer 2.5), on the other hand, is outstandingly bad. In the digital realm, software is inseparable from hardware (one is useless without the other), hence the entire package gets...