Summary: I bought this for a pocket type camcorder and I am pleased with the videos I take and play back in the camera or with easy hookup to big TV. Even though it is pink, I like the design and its functions. Sanyo however is not customer friendly with support or local dealers. The software supplied by Sanyo is very primitive, Arcsoft, with a lot of bugs in it. Since it uses MPEG4 format, conversion is required for most uses. I have yet to make a successful DVD that will play.
Summary: For the price, the small compact size, and having HD on top of that made this my choice to get as my compact camcorder for vacations, etc. This is what I found in my short month of testing and using the camcorder: Because of it's small lens (I'm assuming), it does not let enough light in for indoor shooting so some shots may be darker indoors or it may take time to adjust to the indoor lighting so the subject being shot becomes more clear.
Summary: For this kind of money you don't expect miracles, and you don't get them. This is a good little camcorder and for the price it is a great way to capture family moments. The picture quality is good enough, better than a mobile phone but not quite up to a full camcorder. Similar to taking films on a digital camera. I have had a bit of an issue with the camcorder shutting itself down unexpectedly, and I've found it a bit unreliable as a result.
A competent portable HD camera, hampered by fiddly design flaws.
James Petford, Amazon
3 October 2010
Summary: I think i can speak for everyone here; we have all been in situations when the sudden urge to film something crops up from time to time, but you left your camera at home because its simply impractical to carry it around with you. This has been a problem for many years especially in the 90's where "portable" video cameras were fairly bulky and required a new battery/video tape every half an hour. Well my old one did anyway.
Summary: Zuerst war ich etwas skeptisch, ob ein solch kleines und flaches Gerät überhaupt brauchbare Aufnahmen zustande bringt.Was mich dann aber am meisten überraschte , war die wirklich sehr gute Bildqualität bei Fotos. Das hatte ich aufgrund der technischen Daten nicht erwartet. Die Videoqualität ist auch sehr brauchbar mit kräftigen Farben. Problem ist allerdings, daß- wie bei allen Camcordern ohne elektr.