Summary: This camera is obviously meant as a point and shoot, fully automatic fun camera and it generally fits the bill very well but it does have one or two niggles as well. Good points - Great picture quality outdoors. Very easy to handle and fits easily into your pocket or bag when out and about. Very light and compact. Good quality screen. Good auto exposure and auto focus. There's a manual focus over-ride (fidley though) and a sort of manual exposure (menu driven).
Summary: Bought this to replace old bulky equipment. Records well and easy to use menus,but be warned.........you will need a really powerful computer to transfer to DVD.I had to replace my original and very trustworthy computer with a more powerful one, and also running Windows 7. I can now record to DVD using the programme that comes with this version of Windows.
Summary: Just purchased this product and was very impressed with the capabilities it seems to provide. Operation seems pretty straight forward and when tested initially looked good. I did have a small issue when the SD card was removed with an MP4 video stored on it and then playing back on my pc, even though the data was copied directly to my HD the image was very jerky. When playing direct from the video via the HDMI cable there was not real issue.