Four and a half stars, just a minor improvement...
Jerry M. Ku "newdad", Amazon
1 February 2010
Summary: the hand strap is a pain and I have smaller hands, but the manipulating of the buttons is cumbersome with just the hanging strap. I'm not sure what the logic was on this. Beyond that, the camera works great! Very intuitive, simple and easy to use overall. Image quality is great! Like most cameras, it gets a little grainy in lower lighting, but still pretty okay. The still pics work just as good as any camera, it's like buying two for one, good value.
Summary: Unlike other people posting reviews here, I'm not an expert on camcorders. However, after some research on the Internet I decided to give it a try, and I'm really pleased with this camera. Video quality is great, and pictures are good enough if your not too demanding. For the average user, you get a lot for this price. Highly recommend it!
Summary: I am technically an amateur with video since I get paid to make videos for my company by google. The Quality of this camera is amazing. The absolute only bad thing is the mic is only slightly lacking and same with the battery life however you can buy more batteries for this camera so it's not a complaint. 5 of 5 stars. I highly recommend this camera.
Summary: This camera is awesome. I use it recreationally to record stuff for Youtube. It is very cool. The picture quality is amazing HD that should not be this good for [...]. The still camera option is pretty cool. I use that as much as the video if not more. Some reviews complain the zoom is not enough but I think it's just fine. The software isn't too hard. Great camera for this price.
Summary: I got the camera from different retailer but I love it. It beats the hack out of Panasonic HDC-SD9 (borrowed from a friend for a test drive)in PQ department. It's much better on low light as well. Of course it gets grainy but if you play with presets you can get dissent picture. I like the form factor! It fits perfectly in my pocket and loads faster than my canon elph digital camera even when not in standby mode.
Summary: I have had this one for about 2 weeks.... this replaces a bigger 1080i Sony HDR video camera (built in 30 gb spinning hard drive) that we purchased may 2007 for $1600 AND LOST... For this current price, this can't be beat. I have had the chance to review both the movie quality and photo quality and still pleased., although it may be slightly inferior to my previous camera.
Summary: Just wanted to say, This camcorder is definitely worth 399. Great vids on all settings. Fits nice in my hand. Great for the average person who just wants to capture memorable family moments. Its my first camcorder so I can't nit pick recording quality like some of these reviewers who are never satisfied. I watch the vids on my panasonic plasma and the quality seems excellent to me at this price point.
Summary: Everything it looks great and is very compatible with HDMI and USB, also slow motion is a very good idea at 250 fps and 500 fps, the looks are very good and is full HD 1080p, also 9 MP, what more do you want in a very small camcorder its fantastic, it has a touch screen witch allows you to pick where the camcorder focuses on and, it is also a camera to take pictures, absolutely the best small camera ever made what more do you want!
Pros: Everything it looks great and is very compatible with HDMI and USB, also slow motion is a very good idea at 250 fps and 500 fps, the looks are very good and is full HD 1080p, also 9 MP, what more do you want in a very small camcorder its fantastic, it has a touch screen witch allows you to pick where the camcorder focuses on and, it is also a camera to take pictures, absolutely the best small camera ever made what more do you want!
Cons: Its quite slippery, and the menu is a bit of a fiddle.
Summary: Bin von dem Camcorder total überzeugt.Top Bild,Top Ton Nun gut ,bei großen Händen sollte man auf den kleinen Finger achten. Den hatte ich bei meiner ersten Aufname voll im Bild. Ansonsten viel Einstellungsmöglichkeiten Zeitraffer ist der Hammer.Und erst die Makroaufnauzeichnung. Wer einen HD Fernseher besitzt,wird nicht entäuscht sein. Ach ja,die Fotos können sich auch sehen lassen.