Summary: Purchased this camera in January of 2011 after a long search for the right camcorder in the $300-$400 range. Personally, I was pleased with this camera as it was the first I had ever purchased. That being said, I have learned more about cameras and now, a year later it was sold in order to upgrade.
Summary: This is my second attempt at purchasing a 1080P Camcorder that could produce reasonable quality video's. Positives: The video's this produces are vibrant and rich with the microphone clearly picking up and faithfully reproducing the sounds. Wind noise limitation is reasonable considering the location of the microphone. The image stabilization works very well for such a small unit and the HDMI output is a great feature.
Really liked it, after my long search with low cost
CP (thetatelugu) "thetatelugu", Amazon
6 March 2011
Summary: Really wonderful and it has many rich features that never expected. i was looking for more than a year to get a good price and also not compromising the quality. This one has very good quality and auto adjustment even in night... which I liked most. anyway, I am happy customer for this product and amazon too. I piad 299.00 the best price on earth for the HD camcorder...
Summary: Pro: good image quality, light weight and compact size con: fan noise. recording button noise 1) fan noise: if you film indoors with very quite environment, you will notice the fan noise when you playback with almost max audio volume. Not a big issue if you film outdoors. 2) when stop filming by press recording button, it adds click noise to the end of the clip. not a issue if you use the recording button on the LCD.
Summary: I ordered two of those Camcorders, the first one was great and the fan noise was a non issue, however I ordered one for my dad and that's when the problems started. The first one I ordered for him had a loud whining noise from the fan but before I realized the fan noise I took a video of a wedding on the IA mode and there were other professionals taking a video of the wedding with bright lights on their camcorder but what I noticed was when I was taking a video and...
Summary: I bought this after stumbling upon this from other reviewers. But could not find easy way to get technical details. For sake of other's benefit I list here the links that you can use to do your research. Overall, in the limited time I used, I like the quality and my main reason to go for this is the 3-MOS. I had a Sony DCR-TRV900 which is my all time favourite. Great Low-light and color accuracy on the sony except it is not HD.
Summary: This is a great camera with great features, all of which have been covered elsewhere. I just wanted to weigh on concerns regarding video editing. No you can't directly edit the files using iMovie or even Final Cut Pro. Yes, you do need to convert in order to work with these files. VLC will play every video resolution, except for the highest--1080p @ 60fps. VLC is choppy when trying to play this high quality.
Summary: I bought it for holiday in usa. and it was speedy delivery by amazon. the price is neutral. and the product is well-designed and easy to use. it is value to money buy however, in some scenarios, red eye in still picture is annoying. and there is no function to eliminate red-eye.