Summary: So far I took it on a vacation and it is very practical and worked very well for us. Don't expect the components in the bundle to be very high quality but the price still justified going this route so I don't regret it. It takes good movies and the pictures are nice also. I am happy with the purchase. I am going to use it to film my son's football games this season and we'll see how it performs. Based on what I've seen I suspect it will be fine for that as well.
Summary: I like this camera. It takes nice pictures. The face of it can turn in many directions and it has a close feature to the protect the lens. I just wish it didn't get on the blurry side when zooming in from far away. I think it's worth if you want to record some decent videos and take pretty OK pictures.
Summary: Bought this for school (graduate class that requires mock counseling sessions) and it is a nice camera. It does what I need it to do and even worked well recording my niece's choir concert. It does work well and I do not regret buying it.
Summary: The HD video is good, the size is good, the optical zoom ratio is amazing. Plan on maybe editing some sound onto a real quiet scene, as the zoom button makes enough noise to intrude--probably indicative of sensitive mic which is a good thing if you can leave the zoom alone. The resolution of the still images is poor by today's Point-And-Shoot camera standards, but probably as advertised in the literature.