Summary: there are so many camcorders to choose from...........CHOOSE THIS ONE. this item is wonderful. :). the zoom lens is FABULOUS. i could zoom in so close that i could see the testicles on a fly :). read the instruction booklet first. i thought all i had to do was turn it on and go and that's not the case. there are only 4 short quick easy steps to begin using the camcorder, but you must do those 4 steps before you begin.
Summary: For the price, this is a great little camera. We wanted it for family video, quality of picture and sound is great, it is super easy to use once you read the manual. Still pictures it takes are sub par (but I am comparing that to a nice camera we have). The software that comes with it functions pretty well. If you need something to record your little ones while they are still little, this is great.
Summary: As I said, this is a reciente acquisition and I haven't had the chance to do things that I want to. However, I believe that it's been worthy so far. It is an excellent equipment, specially the zoom. It is amazing. I like it very much. Silvio Minaya.
Summary: This is the 1st and only video camera we have ever owned, so we don't have too much to compare it to. But it's easy to use, easy to download to our Mac, and takes fairly good quality videos. We use it primarily for taking video of our twin babies.....indoors, and out.