I'm giving it three stars because the video quality is excellent..
Bill from Philly, Amazon
28 October 2014
Summary: I used this on a recent trip to Marco Island, Florida. I had high hopes but this unit has a serious drawback. The weather was humid and I used it several times in the ocean (actually the Gulf) and on an airboat tour of the Everglades. On all of these occasions, the lens on the inside of the housing became fogged. This significantly degraded the quality of the image. I used the "audio front" so maybe that allowed some moisture to enter the housing.
Summary: Most excellent camera, but i could not truly count it as being 1080p. The difference in video quality between 720p and 1080p is not perceptible to me. The camera is an excellent value, however. It has fantastic sound compared to my old gopro, it is good at dealing with changes in light and tone ( and has particularly rich colors as well ). The image stabilization features is excellent.
Summary: Excellent value. It does almost everything the other rugged cam guys do, but at a fraction of the cost. It should have more access to buttons on the case, and it should have a way to mount the camera naked. You get a lot of great features and functionality for the cost.
Summary: i purchased this product in january and it is awesome. Recently i went on a trip to dc and one of my friends had a go-pro black edition and took the same video of the same motorcycle parade. The sony was tens times better.
Summary: Got it for my husband for his youtube hobby... He hasn't used all the features yet but he loves it. The only thing I've heard him complain about is the positioning of the usb charging cable...
Summary: I am very satisfied with this product. The film quality, audio quality, and stability are all on par with GoPro Hero 3's at a fraction of the cost. I use mine for airsoft as a helmet cam, and I want to get two more so I can have a view from my gun and a reverse angle.
Summary: The Sony is Small and light. I love how it renders colors. Sharp but I think my SJ4000 China Action Cam is sharper. Sound is very good, stereo quality - better than the SJ4000 I love also its Super Slow Motion mode. Battery life is better by a lot vs the SJ4000. Got the Sony for 69 bucks - absolute bargain. Also appreciate the Steady Shot.