Summary: I bought this camera for my wife. It took stunning HD Videos and ok pictues. Its really touchy for stills but it is a video cam first. The size is nice and its lightweight. THE BAD: the zoom/focus broke after 6 months of light use, 1-2 times a month.
Summary: I bought this camera a year ago to record some precious moments of my newborn. I wanted something that was light and not overly expensive and this one fitted the bill but I guess I learnt a lesson the hard way by compromising quality for price.
Summary: I read a lot of these other reviews and even watched videos on youtube from the camcorder; but I still was very shocked by how low I felt the picture quality was. The compression artifacts that I had seen on youtube where also present on the video directly from the camcorder.
Not a good camera and pictures are really bad in lower light
C. McKenzie, Amazon
20 April 2011
Summary: I had a Sanyo camera already and it took great pictures, but it did not have HD video. I was hoping this one would bring good-great pictures together with HD video. The HD video quality is good, but pictures shot in anything less than very bright sunlight are grainy and not very good.
Summary: Sounded too good to be true. Poor video quality. Would not record in HD, said it was, but it wasn't. Uploaded a clip to You Tube to test, YT identified it as HD but the quality was 480 at best. Prolly defective; returned it to Amazon.
Summary: Low light (any indoor shooting) is poor, not acceptable. Worse than my old panasonic compact. On this alone I sold my unit on Ebay for a loss. Picture quality is poor. Outdoor video is great for the size. Nice size for on the go.
Summary: I have had mine for 1 month. The directions it comes with are not clear. For a non tech guy the steps to transfer to my PC then burn to DVD are still a struggle. For video shooting inside in normal indoor nighttime lighting this camera will not really work.
Summary: I bought this to replace my previous xacti, which was brilliant and did everything I needed it to, except the lcd screen, and microphone, broke after a couple of years of not particularly heavy use.