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: 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.
Summary: This is so easy to use! It's light, versatile, controls are all in the right places, just an overall consumer friendlly product. I have large hands, and even this being a palm size, it was easy for me to use. I've researced camcorders for quite a while now, waiting to nab the perfect one. THIS IS IT! Great price, great camcorder, & great brand! I will be recommending this one to my friends. I have not found anything I dislike about it!
Summary: Very nice camcorder for the price. I had a camcorder but it wasnt HD and i kinda wanted to have HD so I purchased this for a little more money but the difference was worth the little extra money.