Summary: this gets five stars because i only paid like $20 because the flip out usb plug wouldn't stay in. i threaded a bolt into the tripod mount that holds the usb plug in, so if yours breaks, don't worry, it's an easy fix. actually, i would give this product five stars anyway, because it goes from off to shooting in about two seconds, and shoots awesome video for such a small camera.
and records video just fine. But I don't like that it shuts off ...
6 April 2013
Summary: This camera looks well, and records video just fine. But I don't like that it shuts off the viewfinder after a few minutes. I use this to record meetings with clients, and rely on the viewfinder to direct the camera at what I'm recording. I haven't figured out if that's a feature I can configure/disable.
Summary: This camera is junk. It stopped working in the first two days. It wouldn't power up even with a fully charged battery. The design also isn't great because when you plug it into a laptop or whatever, it has to support its own weight and it doesn't work well. Neat idea...not a good product.
Summary: I just took a chance when I bought this camcorder. And my sixth sense has come through again. This camcorder does everything I could expect. It records in HD and takes very good pictures as well as video. You can plug it directly to a HDTV via USB to HDMI cable.(Not Included). It is very easy to operate and make edits to your pictures and video. It has a micro sd card slot for more storage if you need it. This is great for making short or long videos.
Summary: The battery lasted only 42 minutes the first full charge, then on next full charge went down to 24 minutes. I am sure that my experience is the exception because I have heard from others that the 2 hours of battery life is true for them. I really liked the camera and this defect is disappointing. The quality of the video wasn't as good as I have had on other cameras but that could be due to the battery defect also.
Summary: My cannon camera died and I wanted to get something to capture photos and videos as well. I was also looking for something small in size and hand-ready since I have a baby and a toddler, and my video camera takes forever to turn on. This is a nice camera. The videos are good quality but it took me a while to figure out how not to have so many blurry pictures. I have to hold the button firmly for longer period of time.