Summary: If you like taking pictures, this is a terrible camera. If you don't know how to manually focus, this camera sucks. If you don't know what ISO is, this is not the camera for you. If you like to take videos of your family, I really wouldn't recommend this camera. If your hand is unsteady, this camera is bad. It takes very bad pictures, is hopelessly grainy in low light, and the auto focus can be rather lazy at times.
Summary: Videography is something of a hobby for me, so this review comes from the standpoint that the price of this particular video camera sets the stage for the quality and overall features you should expect. Generally speaking, the price point of this camera is pretty low, which is great for those that want access to low-level HD video that can easily be transferred to computer via SD card.
Summary: The picture quality was much better then other HD camera. Sadly in one of those whale shows we were in the splash zone where this died after we got the BIG SPLASH :-). I liked this for the video quality.
Summary: I was a bit worried when I bought this because it was by Sanyo rather than a trusted brand like Sony, Canon or Panasonic. However, my fears were largely unfounded as this little wonder has continued to work flawlessly over the years. When I bought it, it was the cheapest 720p camcorder that wasn't every kind of terrible. My family's video recording of events has shot up exponentially after I got it and our backup hard-drive is running out of space fast.
Summary: Specs wise this looks fantastic camera for the price but when it comes to real life scenario this goes awe. No focus, shaky images, colors are distorted. my kids played with it for some time than i resold it to some one (there also only kids are using it). hah hahhahah.
Useful multi-purpose device: video and computer cam
Rabbit Hill Manor, Amazon
3 March 2010
Summary: For the money provides a good HD motion picture with acceptable sound in average light conditions. Not so good at dawn/dusk. Fine indoors. best if camera is braced and pans and zooms are very slow. The still pictures are disappointing. Will not replace a modest dedicated digital camera. A big surprise was the ease of use with the menu for setting it up as a computer video cam. Images in Skype are professional quality and better than any other image my clients see.
Summary: I bought this thing for the price and the fact that it was HD. You need to remember that just because something shoots in 720p doesn't mean it shoots a good image. The only way I was able to get a decent picture out of this thing was to shoot outside in bright light and even then the image wasn't as good as my old mini-dv recorder. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone.