Summary: I agree with most of the pros and cons already covered by other reviews. Top of mind for me are good for the price and compact but not the best quality especially on audio pick up and lighting. Could be a decent value - however the big ding for me that I haven't seen mentioned is RCA's customer service. We paid $74.71 for the camera including shipping then unfortunately dropped it the very first day.
Summary: I purchased this camera for my 12 year old twin boys. The camera was shaky from the start. In order to get it to work as advertised I had to go to the RCA web site to get a software update. They did not indicate that so it was through trial and error that I found that out. After the software was updated it seems to be working ok. I still am having trouble uploading videos to YouTube and my kids who are very savy cant do it either.
Small Wonder, Small Price, Pretty good for the money...
Scott Allen, Amazon
30 January 2009
Summary: I purchased the RCA EZ205 Small Wonder Digital Camcorder for about $60 after Christmas. Actually, I purchased one, returned it, and purchased another. The reason for the return is that the sound quality/volume was very low and I wasn't sure if it was a defect or "as-designed". Unfortunately, it's "as-designed". The camera is great fun for the price, the flip out screen is useful and the capacity with an additional micro-sd card is enormous.
Summary: When I received this camcorder, it didn't have the latest software so it took almost a week of dealing with tech support to get that loaded so that it was actually useable. Now that it's functioning, it works great and is very portable. I was just really disappointed that it took so long to get it going with tech support.
Summary: The RCA Small Wonder is not as great as I thought it was going to be. I was excited when I read the reviews, but I should have looked around the www a bit more to see how it works with Mac before placing my order. The reason why I opted for this cam instead of the Flip was because of the removable card...turns out its a major pain to take the card out, not just a pop-out-the-side one like I thought it would be...my fault for not doing more research though.