Very nice video, superb audio, real focus, flash and zoom! Firmware update desired, but 2 years later, died!
Daniel Watkins, Amazon
2 May 2012
Summary: UPDATE 11-12-2013;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;; --; I have used this Camcorder as my primary dash cam on my car for a bit over 2 years from now, and also use it around the house, at events. I have been through about 10 aftermarket batteries, only the "GT-Max" batteries are any good, and last a good 9 months of moderate use before going to crap.
Summary: This may not replace the family camcorder.BUT it is great for what it is meant to be.It's a convenient combo camera/camcorder.Takes great videos and better than expected photos.I don't use the 1080 video option.That has a 30 frames per sec frame rate.I use the 720 with the 60 frames per sec.They also have a 30 frame rate at 720.I get great video of fast motion with no problems (outside).Indoor the quality drops as with most camcorders.Low light isn't that bad on here.
Summary: Bought this video camera after I tried using the Creative VadoHD. I was so addicted to shoot and share video camera! They are simply the best way to record anything, anytime! Was attracted to the 3x optical zoom and 10mp still camera which clearly the Vado lacked. My review is purely based on comparison with Creative VadoHD. Pros: -3X optical zoom is useful at times. -the 10mp still cam is comparable to most point and shoot camera.
Summary: There seems to be confusion out there, but this does allow zoom changes while recording. By pressing and holding the flash/delete key, you get an options menu where the optical zoom can be turned from "Off" (default setting) to ON. Also the image stabilization is off by default. I initially bought the least expensive 16GB class 10 SD card (Transcend), but the video was choppy at1280x720-60 fps and 1920x1080-30fps.
Feels Fragile, But It Sure Get The Job Done, I Only Have One Recommendation
Douglas Mccauley, Amazon
11 October 2011
Summary: This camera is exactly what I thought and hoped that it would be. It is hard to believe that such a feather weight camera has so much capability. It does not hurt that I only paid $50 (new) for it. The camera weighs much to nothing and for it to have a flash in addition is awesome. I like the fact that the battery and the memory cards are easily replaceable. I will no doubt be keeping this camera.
Summary: While I do have a regular camcorder, I was wanting a small video recording device that I could easily keep in my purse for those moments when I would like to record a moment but don't want the hassle of carrying around a larger device. Since I rarely want to record an event lasting longer than 30 minutes, this device has worked perfectly for me, and I have enjoyed the ability to consistently have the device with me.
Summary: This is a handy dandy photo/video camera. This will go with you in your shirt pocket, hip pocket or around your neck. The digital pictures are sharp and colorful. Downloading to the PC or watching on the TV is a snap. The sound is good, too. I like this little thing and it is fun to use.
Summary: I was looking for a pocket size camcorder that takes HD videos and good quality still pictures. This type of product has to be much easier to carry than a conventional camcorders and being able to take better quality video and pix than iPhones. After my research, I was choosing between Sanyo Xacti VPC-PD2BK and Sony Bloggie. Both have HDMI and USB connectivity, and digital stabilizer function. Sony Bloggie is a fancier model that features bigger touch screen.
Summary: Excellent outdoor, great sound, but indoor tends to degrade. I like the fact that goes well on Mac. Images are very sharp. I thought I found the near perfect one on the Kodak zi8, but this one manages to go above it.
Summary: I bought this item for just under one hundred dollars. It has what seems to be a good optical x3 mechanism which are not found on lower priced pocket cameras. I have a Creative VADO HD already which I have been fairly impressed with, I got that for under half the price of this item. Since it was twice the price and had fancy optics I think I was set to have "double" the video quality and was a little underwhelmed.