Summary: The product I received is in excellent condition and the seller was A+++. I bought the recorder for ghost hunting, but unfortunately, I haven't been able to take it into the field yet. However, it works wonderfully around the house with the illuminator I found on e-bay as well. I bought an extra battery for the field so can't fully attest to the battery life, which was a concern and why I bought the extra battery.
Summary: very-very good for personnal use, but the night shot is not good as the old model (8mm model) good image .... at 3 meters..... more..... nothing....the dark.....) but VERY good cam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Product came exactly as listed, camcorder works great.
2 June 2011
Summary: The price was right, the best feature on this camcorder is that you can film in the dark. The down side is quality of picture,not that great but the convenience of capturing moments without worrying about running out memory. I am thinking of purchasing another one with more space in the hard drive. 80 gb.I would continue to stay with product brand. For anyone wishing to buy on a budget, get this one, don't worry about buying memory stick or card hassle.
Summary: A great camcorder that can be bought at a great price ( got mineon ebay) new or used! Easy download to computer via usb cable. It's small and compact but still has 40x zoom. I also own the high def. (1080) version but this is still great quality digital video in it's highest setting.
Summary: I bought this handycam few weeks ago because of great pricing. This handycam is very user friendly and performance is excellent for the price. Also, it is very easy to carry because of perfect size. Storage space is great for any occasion.
Pros: Fairly easy to use, no tapes or disks to mess around with, lightweight and compact.
Cons: Image quality mildly disappointing (but watchable), no viewfinder, LCD display can be hard to see in bright sunlight. need to turn off image stablizer when using tripod while recording someone making a presentation, no flash.
Pros: Very easy to use, and easy to upload videos to computer. The touch-screen function is really neat. The quality of still shots , especially outdoors, is really good. Easy to pick up and record fairly quickly. Convenient size, and decent price.
Cons: Very shaky when zoomed in, you'll need a tripod. Although the touch-screen feature is cool, it could be hard for someone with large fingers to use, as the buttons and screen are small. The photo quality is good, but the vid quality could be better.
Summary: Really loved the ease of use and downloading. I had a specific use for the camera, shooting Musical Theatre, It was not so great at, but I am not sure if it was user error or not. Figures were whited out when spotlighted. Image quality was pixelated on the computer (not sure if that was my settings). Picture quality was much better on the TV. I returned it because I only had 14 days to figure out whether my issues were me or the camera, and I didn't have time.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Easy download to Mac, Great Features, Great Sound, Simple Controls
Cons: Low-Quality Recordings, Whited out spotlit images
Summary: I was looking for a nice small camcorder. This foot the bill. Approximately 5 hours of record time on the hard drive and the choice to use a memory stick is a plus. The optical zoom is really clear, not so good with the digital zoom (very pixilated). The infer-red is cool, but only works within about 10 feet. The still pictures are not as detailed as a camera, was disappointed. Didn't come with a separate battery charger. Overall very nice. Would recommend to a friend.