Summary: ...and I love it. Excellent for outdoor photos...crisp and clear. Good zoom. Love the video capabilities. It's the best investment in a camera I've ever made. Only downside is the flash...can't get this camera to take pix without giving everyone "red eye". I've tried tilting it.
Summary: Bought a refurbished unit, minor scratches, etc. Was missing the video cable to plug into tv or computer, no big deal. SD card was small, only 512 k--again no big deal. Saved us about $150-200 from buying a new one. Will see how it holds up, but so far so good.
Summary: I have had this camera for at least 5 years I think. It has been dropped who knows how many times and carried in pockets while biking and doing other activities for probably thousands of hours. For my uses - to view on my computer or HDTV or upload to Facebook, it's been perfect.
Summary: As others have noted, this little unit falls a little short when compared to a MiniDV camcorder. Sound quality is very modest, and the video quality has more artifacts that you expect from a MiniDV unit.
Summary: The VPC-C40 is an average camera that takes decent 4 mega pixel still photos. The video is grainy and I have to take the SD card out of the camera and transfer the video/photos to my computer via a multi card reader, which drives me nuts.
Summary: Purchased this camera to replace my old digital camcorder. Still picture quality is above average which is a bonus since you don't need to carry both a camcorder and still image camera on trips. The 4 megapixel shots should be just right for most casual photographers.
Summary: I own this camera and have to say it is a very good with stills and video. It doesn't compare with a 3CCD camera or even to a mid-grade MiniDV camera but the portability and ease of use is fantastic! This unit can easily fit in your pocket/purse and within seconds can be turned on to capture video.
Summary: This is a great camera and camcorder. The daytime pictures and mp4 clips come out good and is comparable to the more expensive Sony. Nighttime/indoor pictures are okay. The MP4 clips indoor and at night is good enough for TV viewing unless you are looking for high def stuff which will run your at...