Summary: Excellent HD Camorder for the Price..Just got mines for my boys football games and am happy with the overall video and functions. I don't know how negative some reviews are. If you need a hd camcorder and don't wanna spend too much than this is the one for you.
Summary: A great camera for the $300 price range! The camera and software are easy to use, the focus is great and the image stabilization helps reduce shaking (it's a small light-weight camera). I also love that it comes with built in memory (it holds a lot and I haven't needed an additional SD card, yet).
Summary: Mind you, I'm coming to this camcorder as a newbie. My previous camera was still 8mm, so I'm dazzled by the amazing video quality of the HD. I bought this camera to take with me on a ten-day trip to Hawaii. I bought extra batteries and SD cards for additional run time. I needn't have.