Summary: I checked every feature of camera and it works 5-STARS. The memory card must not be adiquite.Cam shuts off on even the lowest setting. I think it needs a FASTER card. I'll have to buy a FASTER card - 94-MBPS card should have came with camera. I believe this will solve shut down problem.
Summary: For those looking to get a camcorder that is reliable, compact, great for shooting school events and relatively inexpensive, this is the product for you. I'm very pleased so far with the camcorder and how it has performed for me in the time I have had it.
Summary: I knew I was buying a non HD Cam. Cheap skate I am. So it is that. Good optics but aberations on fast moving or any moving things. Not that bad as most people do not not really notice it and are happy with a quick DVD as apposed to a DVC cam with those nasty horrible tapes that are so short on time and reliability not too mention download time. Light weight that is for sure, but seems to be well made. Get a fast class card as the slow cheap ones tend to get kinda hot.
Summary: Very nice Camcorder for the money. It is not HD, however as often as this technology changes now days, I couldn't see spending a ton of money for something that will be obsolete in a couple of years. This camcorder is light weight, compact, and easy to use.