Summary: I bought this 'dual camera' as an emergency replacement when my old video camera blue screened a week before my family vacation. Two weeks in Disney World and it was near flawless. The video was great. The pictures were good for the most part. This little thing did everything I asked it to and did it well for the price point. I always had a spare battery on hand due to many reviews stating a short battery life. I really didn't need it though.
Rich in features, Poor in picture quality but Best Bang for the Buck
13 May 2010
Summary: I picked up one of these locally, intending to replace my MinoHD with it. This camera ended up being a disappointment to me. I really want to like it, but the reality is that the picture quality disappoints compared to the MinoHD. PROs: LOTS of really nice features - Compact pistol-grip design that's comfortable to hold - Large, easy to view 3" LCD screen with rigid plastic screen to protect it - Uses SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB - Stereo audio - Standard h.264/AAC...
Summary: For the price, it is a good product. It is great for home videos and also serves as a photographic camera. Two problems I had: for a video camera advertised as HD, the quality of the image is not good enough; and the battery discharges way too fast!
Summary: Camcorder might have been great BUT it can record only 45 minutes on a fully charged battery. The DC power adapter mentioned in the manual was not released in the USA and could not be found outside the USA. Interrupting a recording to swap the battery is unacceptable for our use. Also discovered that not being able to set the camcorder on a table and record was annoying; must always use a tripod when not holding the camera.