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: 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.
Summary: Small and convinient. The optical zoom is excellent. I wouldn't recomend to use the digital zoom, it is really difficult to focus an image with that. I would recomend not getting one big memory, but two medium sized ones as backups. We enjoyed it very much.
Summary: This camera is pretty good, but it was a little less than I expected, but I'm not complaining because it wasn't too expensive. The main problem is that the HD seems more like 720p that is blown up, rather than full 1080i video, so the quality isn't the best. Otherwise, its a neat little camera.
Summary: as a non-technical near-retirement person, I love this machine. It is small, easily fit into a pocket. I have used it in several major events (graduation, cruise...), and people are amazed by how sharp the image is. And it is very easy to upload to computer or to show it on HDTV (need to buy a HDMI cable, one end is smaller than the other). I do not do editing or other tricks, but I can not think of a reason to buy a "better' one, even if there is one.