Summary: I am using this camera to video soccer games. It is cold in the early seson & the camera does not work well on a tripod, therefore I hold it. I love the light-weight design, the great zoom, the ease of use. Good camer.
This is a camera you'll want to use and have fun using--buy one!
5 December 2012
Summary: I bought this to replace an older tape-type camcorder, and found this at a terrific price. It's not HD but the picture quality is perfectly fine. The 70X zoom is beyond belief. The device is also very light and easy to handle, and transferring video files from the SD card is quick and easy.
Summary: Te zoom is great, the optics are fine for a cam with a zoom of this power. Obviously low light will suffer when zoomed, but we have been able to get some incredible shots with this camer. Unfornatunatley the software for viewing those shots is right out of the 90s. Primitive, buggy SLOW. So incredibly slow tht it takes hours to get from the point of importing the video to the point of viewing/ editing.
Summary: I gave this camcorder as gift to my son and he got very happy. Someday latter I needed to record one event and borrowed from him and I got amazed for the quality of video and sound. Camcorder is compact, easy to use, easy to carry to everywhere and fit in small areas of luggage when traveling. Record length is up to the size of the SD card used and battery life is also very good. You can record more than two hours in uninterrupted mode. It is a great camera.