Summary: The first review mentioned how surprised they were by the camera's performance in daylight and they were equally surprised by it's nighttime/indoor performance. EXACTLY, I agree so much!.......OUTDOOR ONLY camera I say. If you have never had an HD camera and have no idea what you're doing and are going to only shoot outdoor in daylight, then use the magicpix setting and you will be stunned at what this little camera can do then (and only then.
Summary: I'm a bad reviewer for stuff like this, because I only know what I like. I bought this for a trip, and have used it under some extremely dirty an rough conditions, and I like it. You need to practice with it a little, but I learned without too many tears. I would buy it again, but read other reviews from those tech folks who know more than I do.
Summary: I think I have normal hands but they just don't seem to get along with this unit. Especially if concentrating on the scene and subject. Inherently, my fingers expect to fall on the most-used buttons: start/stop and zoom in/out. Nope. The zooms are there along with a button to take a still photograph [which should be better done in post-processing, I think]. The start/stop takes a thumb move which for me jars the camera and puts trash at the end of each session.
Summary: I say pocket-size but that's true only for loose fitting shorts. It is small and easily portable compared to earlier versions of camcorders however. The video quality is excellent in outdoor conditions (HD=WOW) and good indoors (It's all about lighting). I had mine at a karate tournament which was held inside an old middle school gymnasium and the video was clear with a little yellowish tint (although those old gym lights were the yellowish variety).
Summary: this is the smallest full hd camcorder in the world (TOP BRANDS OF COURSE),well built,the quality picture is amazing using mini ,HDMI,a little dissapoiment when you record at night the quality is poor,another thing the pphoto resolution is not the best, need more megapixels .but after all is a good purchase for this money.
Summary: After reading the reviews I was skeptical so I purchased a used one for 279.95. I got the item 3 days after purchase it was in flawless condition. It came in the box with all the accessories. The camera works great I still have not cracked open the user manual to get into more detail of extra settings. Picture quality is vibrant crystal clear and I know it said in the description it was full HD but I admit I was not expecting it to be so. But IT IS!
Summary: My one peeve is that I would really like to get 'Time Lapse Recording' into this kind of camera, just like HDC-300 does. Also, remember, that by default the 'quality' is setup to 'HG'? and you might want to set it up to max 'HA', I think. Other than that, it beats the hell out of my friend's SONY.