Summary: My mother enjoys this camera because it can fit in her purse really easy since it is so small. Having said that, operating the camera isn't as easy for her as you'd hope. For the most part, the menus are designed well, but trying to access them on such a small touch screen is a challenge given that the icons are near the edge of the screen. I suppose for 2009, the year this camera was released, that the screen was acceptable.
Summary: This is the first new camcorder I've bought in seven years. I liked my last Sony camcorder, but the tape drive did become fouled over the years and eventually caused the demise of the camera. I am not a techie. I need simplicity with good results. I got the SX-41 a few days ago and I'm a little depressed about what I now have. First off, there's no built in light on the camera. And I've already read complaints that it doesn't do well in low light.