Summary: The single still picture taken from this camcorder is blurred and too bright compared to the video or a picture grapped from the recording/recorded video, even on the same scene and light condition. There must be exposure defects from the product.
Summary: This camera is not really HD. It doesn't even have enough pixels for 1920x1080 resolution, so how can they claim that it's HD? SD9 has gross pixel count 560000.00 pixels x 3. Which is about 1.5 megapixels. 1920x1080 is over 2MP.
Cons: The recorded pictures are terrible. Hardly better than that on a typical mobile phone. Even at highest quality settings the images are all blurred out, over compressed, contoured. The picture quality is far worse than my circa 2000 DV camcorder. Please check out these units in person first someho...
Summary: This is a potentially great camera but has one serious flaw, it does not import into iMovie. I have also read that is crashing other video editing software. Check the forums at Apple BEFORE you purchase this product.
Summary: Please look at the iMove 08 support forum. There is a thread on the front page titled hdc sd9. There is absolutely no person who has been able to fix the crashes between the camera and iMovie 08. Apple is silent. There is hope for a fix soon, as the camera is likely to be popular.
Summary: Broke very soon after the warrantly failed - these cameras have a common problem where for no reason you get a signal to, "press the reset button", and it never goes away. To fix costs about 280 pounds.
Summary: I bought this camera because it was highly recommended. But I obviously did not do my research well enough. One of my requirements is to be able to email the video. On my previous camcorder (6 years old) I could do this using movie maker or any other movie making software.
Summary: If you are considering purchasing this item be sure you are comparing "apples with apples." The version supplied by Amazon does not come with an SDHC card while others companies do include one. You should factor this in when comparing prices.
Summary: Nach reiflicher Überlegung hatte ich mich dazu entschlossen auf die Panasonic HDC-SD 9 EG zurückzugreifen, um meine Sponsion verewigen zu können. Auch der attraktive Preis erleichterte mir diese Entscheidung.