Summary: as long as you are shooting indoors, its fine. the microphone is a joke, so be sure to buy a separate microphone, (i reccomend using a zoom h2n as a recording platform and the rode videomic pro as a mic.) and having a very low dynamic range it does not do well outside, but with a little color correction it actually still looks ok. definatly the best camera for the price!
Summary: Great price for a compact HD camcorder. Just get a really big and high level SD card and you'll be happy. Great for someone who doesn't need all the bells and whistles. Had it since 2009 and it still runs like a champ.
Summary: I have owned this Camcorder for over a year now and just love it, a great entry level HD video camera. The Touch focus is a feature i really love. Also check out the spring rain video i have uploaded shot at 720p.
Summary: My son did all his research and decided this was the camera for him that within the price range he could afford. He was not disappointed when he finally got it in the mail and has gone on to purchasing different lenses for it. He uses this to record skate boarding videos and had been very satisfied with the out come of his footage.
Summary: For the price its a very nice camera. Shoots decent 720p video. 1080i is interlaced, less suited for shooting motion. It would be a greatest camera (for the price) if it had exposure lock button...
Summary: We purchased this to replace an old school camcorder that used the DV tapes. We wanted a camcorder that would record directly to an SD card so we could just download it to our computer. This camcorder delivers in picture quality, on my 55 inch LCD it looks like I'm watching a professionally recorded show in HD. I by no means and a professional, we use it mainly to tape our kids, but for the price, you can't beat the quality in the picture and ease of use.
Summary: I have to admit that I was a little hesitant at first but the more I have used this camcorder the happier I am with this purchase. I bought this to film my son's high school football games and to take pictures along with the videos. I must admit that the videos are very crisp and clean when using both the HD and regular settings.
Great product for the price. This is my second one so I can
1 April 2012
Summary: Great camcorder for the price. Excellent video quality outdoors, reason why I purchased this, for soccer games. Just okay for indoors. Uses SDHC cards only, so no worries of any mechanical failures that hard drive camcorders have. Video format is in MP4 files, just transfer file to PC and any video editor can edit it. Camcorder can take stills during video recording but resolution and quality of stills is poor. Instead I use a much easier method.