Summary: I bought this almost a year ago. Since then I have used it for recording an array of shots including home videos and live band performances. When I bought it the price was almost half of what it is now. However, this camera doesn't fail to deliver.
Summary: I have been researching for weeks for a HD portable camera. I went to local B&M stores such as Best Buy and Frys Electronics to get a feel for the different cameras. I decided on the Xacti HD1010. First, I was really skeptical about the HD claim of the device.
Summary: It delivers everything it promises. Video quality, picture quality, sound quality all are near perfect. It's now sold the half price I paid at the time I bought it, and it makes the price also perfect. Gives the best at this price.
Summary: great video and pics, actually gives 8Meg pics, this is by far the best camcorder/camera for the money. Full 1080HD at 60 fps!!! Comes with docking station and remote. Love the fact that the Optics are sealed so no sand/dirt gets in the gears. Menus are easy and user friendly.
Summary: I do have 4 HD cameras including a professional Canon HDV. This camera has a video quality that is just incredible. It is the closest thing to my Canon and I often mix and match footage. I ended up using only this camera (that I bought in February 2009 for $500).