Excerpt: I got this cam for free from a rewards program, so at least I'm not out anything. They should charge about 50 bucks for this. It works pretty consistently, the quality is decent, and it's pretty understandable, but the following two things are potential wipe-outs awaiting: - if you plan to do any tripod shooting, beware! The mount (little plastic cylinder) is garbage waiting to break.
Summary: shipped with Bad battery or charger- don't know which, received right before a big air show, charged all night, tested it for 30 seconds- seemed ok- got to event and it died 30 seconds later. charged all night again- still lasted only 30 seconds. I have no idead if this is a decent camcorder as It just wont function at all- will try to return it or ask for a new battery and charger...
Summary: You can record 5 hours, but the battery only lasts for one hour. I would think the battery life would be a lot better than that. It takes nice video, but you better have an outlet and charger handy!
Summary: This Camcorder is a great choice for those who are experienced or not experienced in cinematography. It has a sleek design and a great location for all of the buttons. The features are great. There are quality settings of HD (1080p), Sports Mode (480p), and Web Quality (240p- I think)... The zoom is great, it zooms in 5x and then has an extra zoom that is a bit slower, but is great.
Summary: I am really sorry that you had to even look at this page on amazon. This camera DOES NOT WORK. RCA also has no customer service. (If you do not believe me check out the 275 that do in the comments section.)I would say the customer service at RCA was horrid but-IT DOES NOT EXIST. THE WEBSITE DOES NOT OFFER ANY COMMUNICATION WITH A PERSON. (whether it be phone # or online chat or SOMETHING.) It would not charge.