Summary: Good compact camera that uses SD cards. Good thing about that is you can carry additional cards in small space. The video quality and zoom is great in good lighting such as outdoor and sunny. Focus is good. Easy to carry and use. Fits on standard tripods. Only issue is night or lowlight recording which is expected with no exterior light.
Summary: This little camcorder is great for recording many different activities. Very convinient and easy to use. This camcorder has a great zoom and the picture is above average. Now its not HD quality or anything like that, but it is still very good.
Summary: Great camera for the price. Only drawback is the format of the video. MP4, and when you use Magix Movie edit pro 17, the widescreen format is not 16:9, and is not compatable with my other camcorder. Otherwise, this is a great camera.
Summary: I love this purchase especially for the price only things is it does not come with a battery but since it actually an HD Hmx-h200 that I received in the mail instead of a smx-f40 I'm beyond happy
Summary: it is not bad for compact camcorder, kindda nice and clear film, but tiny also involve with shaking especially when zoom....good sound I believe, good for the money. But beware of CHINA products, anything made in china NEVER work, just like gabage...so don't buy or you will be sorry for yourself.
Summary: Honestly I had heard a few negative things about this camera (that the sound and video quality were inadequate, that it only recorded in mp4 format, etc). Though it is true that the camera seems to only record in mp4 format, Windows Media Player and Windows Movie Maker for Windows 7 are both compatible with mp4 files so there is no need to download any sort of video conversion software.
Summary: For the price range this cam is excellent. I shoot live concert footage for various bands in some pretty various lighting situations. More often than not I end up with decent footage with this camera. And the fact that it records to inexpensive SD memory cards as opposed to expensive Mini-DV cassette's is another huge plus IMO. This cam does so well that I now own 2 of them, and use them both heavily. And I would and am considering purchasing another 1 or 2 of them.
Summary: First off you are paying really cheaply for this camcorder, so if the price is a sticking point then pay a little more and get the samsung full HD camcorder it's about 300 dollars. I had a budget when choosing a camcorder, so I got this one. I liked the price and so far it's not a bad camcorder for what I paid.