Summary: I bought this camera a year ago from amazon for $150. It comes with a battery, charger unit and VideoCam suite 3 software. Software allows copy to computer, disks or upload to youtube. You need to buy a SD card for this camera. It will store individual pictures and/or videos. It takes a while to learn the computerized menu on the 2" screen. The toggle buttons are small and take getting use to. The outdoor pictures/videos are very good.
Summary: I use this most every week for music and sermons at church and make dvds after each week. I continue to enjoy the good quality video that this provides . the quality of video is not hd but is good and does not take all the extra memory and down load time that a HD camera takes and I use a HD camera as well.
Excerpt: My husband just bought this camcorder for me for Christmas, and I love it. It takes great videos, is easy to use and has so many options. This camcorder is also a camera, and take amazing pictures! iT HAS A 78x ZOOM.
Summary: This is easy to use, works really well, nice pictures. We haven't used it as much as we would like, so I don't have a lot more to say about it. I gave it to my mom as a gift and she hasn't used it as much as I thought she would.
Summary: I bought this camcorder 2 years ago because my sony camcorder wouldn't work anymore. Now it is doing exactly what that one did. It gives an ERROR and will not work anymore. Hope you purchase a warranty when you buy camcorders because i have not had much luck with any of them. I did not purchase it from amazon..
Summary: I thought that it was me, but when I read the reviews, I see that the video quality is a major drawback of this videocamera for many reviewers. It is a very interesting phenomenon, but video quality does actually improve when you zoom in. For example, I have used this exclusively for filming events on stage indoors in a dark theater. It has disappointed. Most of the faces come out blurred and it doesn't compensate well for light faces against a dark background.