Summary: wasted my money on this one. Stopped working completely after about 4 uses. Not sure if it's the battery charger (bought two extra batteries) or the device itself. Regardless, it's useless now. Kept it dry inside and followed the directions to the letter. It took ok video, but made annoying noises when filming in the water. $170 down the drain! Absolutely no more Sanyo products for me. Never again.
Summary: My son and daughter in law loved this for the new baby! They use it all the time. It's easy to operate and the battery life is reasonable. It could be longer. The picture quality isn't as good as some digital cameras but for the price it was worth it. I would recommend this product if you are looking for an inexpensive camcorder and you don't want a lot of bells and whistles. The other nice thing is it is waterproof.
Summary: I bought the VPC-E2 camera in March 2010 and the screen stopped working on Christmas Day 2010. My boyfriend had the VPC-E1 and it broke in less than a year as well. It started filming in a blue hue. It was a fun camera while it lasted. Very disappointed.
Summary: good thing about the portable camcorder is. it's water proof... that's it. i hate it's picture quality. i bought sony webbie month before i bought this one from here only. sony's picture quality is really good. why can't sony come with a waterproof webbie...??
Summary: Saved up to buy this camera, unfortunately have to buy a whole new camera. I thought reviews were good on this one. -It's awfully slow to snap a picture, the only way I could get a shot of my baby was in video mode-why it works instantly in this mode and not picture mode is beyond me. -Some pics came out good, others really grainy(in any lighting). -Menu was rediculous. -Warranty sucks; used underwater only a few times after very carefully checking seals and depth.
Summary: The camera is basically an upgrade of the E1. I originally purchased the E1 3 years ago for a snorkeling vacation. The video and jpegs were superb. Both the E2 and E1 are daytime cameras. They perform best in bright light and sunshine. If you plan to use it indoors for either still or video you should look elsewhere. The E2 has a 60 frame per second HR feature whereas the E1 only has 15fps. The E2 performs very well in brightly lit situations in both Jpeg and video.
Summary: I'm an aquatic biologist and I specifically bought this camera for the purpose of taking pictures and video while on the job. I had the camera a couple weeks and the pictures it took were wonderful until I took it snorkeling. We were in water less than 2 feet deep and the camera was shut properly. I took roughly 5 minutes of video and was replaying the video on shore when the camera shut down. I figured it was the battery.