Summary: I got this camera because it was the deal of the day and was $480. I'm not much a videographer. But it is a very nice little camera, takes decent photos, and sharp videos. It's compact so you don't need to leave it behind. Who knows, maybe you'll catch the next Rodney King video.
what no one has said about taking pictures while filming
fantasyphile "fantasyphile", Amazon
16 December 2006
Summary: After doing research for 2 days, I went ahead and decided to give the HD1A a shot. As far as picture and video quality go, I was rather pleased. Without a side-by-side comparison, it reminded me very much of my Nikon Coolpix 5700 in terms of low light.
Best camera for the price, but beware of some problems
jack crossfire, Amazon
12 November 2006
Summary: This is the best HD camera for the price. It's the lightest HD camera of any kind. The quality is equivalent to professional SD cameras from 10 years ago if you're careful. You can get more resolution, more features, and more weight, for more money.
Summary: I don't do reviews...but I was disappointed enough that I thought it might be helpful to hear my experience. I saw this beauty and thought "this has it all!" If you're looking for either a still digital camera or video unit, this one will probably catch your eye.
Summary: The main reason I purchased this camera is because I was looking for a good "all in one" camera/camcorder solution. I chose the Sanyo because it's affordable (compared to any other HD camcorder), I wanted to shoot in High-Def Widescreen, and the still camera offered a decent amount of mega pixels...
Summary: Good: HD wow! Small and still comfortable to hold. Easy and intuitive control settings Bad: Not suitable for low light situations. I compared this side by to my Sony DV and it was not comparable. Lag in filming and then viewing.
Summary: I really want to give it a 3 1/2 stars. This camera is worth the money Although, if you're left handed like myself, keeping a steady hand while holding with your right hand takes practice. The movie quality is a nitch above average.
Summary: received camera 2 days ago ,great size ,video recording in daylight is good as long as its not played back on included quicktime software,I use nero ,night time recording terrible on all settings ,nigttime stills good ,daytime stills good , but my 4mp pentax blows this away on stills.I will be...
Summary: Perhaps it was too much to ask. HD quality video; high quality stills; good sound quality; tiny, user friendly package; and a price below $1000. I want to love this camera, but while it is almost as billed, it just misses the mark.
Summary: If you want good videos look elswhere. its okay as long as you have lots of light. Try to video in the evening, or indoors and you won't even be able to focus. I tried to video my daughter this evening with the lights turned down a little low(I could see fine) and camera wouldn't pick up any light...