Summary: I love the top loading feature. Otherwise I found it a mediocre camera with poor playback and off center optics. This camera was a replacement for one that was grossly defective. This seller bent over backwards to do right by me and I am most grateful for that.
Summary: Basically, this camera is great, but I bought it to do digital editing (so I would transfer the video with the firewire port). Well, to my surprise, Adobe Premiere didn't support the camera, Ulead's VideoStudio didn't either, and neither did the software provided with it (Pixelas ImageMixer).
Summary: I bought this camera specifically for a trip to Disneyland. This camera had all the nice features I wanted for my price range, and I did get some good videos on my trip. However, the frustrations afterwards were so severe that I almost wish I hadn't gotten it.