Summary: I am continually amazed at the new technologies coming out, but this was purchased for daugther to capture videos of her new twin baby girls! It is smart phone sized, captures many gigabytes of video with sound and is touch screen operated with one hand, all a plus! 1080HD resolution video makes playback on just about any device you can plug the memory card or flash drive into a snap! Perfect for capturing all the young ones adventures!
Summary: Good sound. Easy to set up and post stuff on Youtube. For us "old timers," it does a remarkable job recording for such a small package. What it is NOT is a high end camcorder with bells & whistles.
Summary: Great price for a really good HD camcorder. I use it all the time and haven't had any trouble at all with it. A heads up is that you NEED a S/D card to record longer than 15 seconds basically. S/D cards on amazon are super cheap though!
Summary: I had this with me last night when my car was rear-ended. I wanted to shoot stills of my car, the other driver's car, his license plate number, vin, etc. But the camera wouldn't allow me to make simple mode changes in 20 degree Fahrenheit weather. I stayed stuck in video and I could enable the supplemental LED flood light. All this worked again when I got the camera inside my house and it warmed up a bit. I doubt the ruggedized version would do any better.
Summary: camera is compact but heavy to carry, 1x optital zoom is honestly of no use, 3Inch lcd is almost half devtoed to picture and rest half for touch controls, so viewing of picture is just half of lcd screen, within one hour I have to reset button twice, during day photos are good and clear but in night photos are hazy. look of the camera is very good, seller is prompt, packageing was good and secure.
Summary: My grandson is now 2 1/2 months old. Before he was born I wanted to find a video camera that was very easy to use. I just wanted to turn it on and start recording. With a baby you don't have time to mess with setting. You could miss the shot. I have have several video camera over the years. I would take me a little while of reading to be able to use them. Never truely used to their all features.