Will NEVER Purchase from Eio through Amazon Again!!
Lindsey Kite, Amazon
27 May 2014
Summary: Let me start by explaining that this review is solely as a result of purchasing through such a terrible seller. I bought this camcorder from Eio, through Amazon. It is defective and will not even turn on. They did not uphold Amazon's return policy, so I tried to make the best of it thinking they had sent me the wrong battery or charging cord and maybe if I purchased new ones the camcorder would work.
Summary: The cam takes good pictures. However, there is an annoying squeaking that exists and it is transmitted to every video. If you are trying to capture a quiet moment - forget it. Squeak, squeak, squeak. We contacted Sony, sent the camera back, and they returned it. It works the same as it did before we sent it. Squeak, squeak, squeak - you get the idea. Years ago I had Sony tvs, recorders, and video cams and was pleased with them. Then, quality started to deteriorate.
Summary: I have two issues with the camera that I do not see discussed anywhere else. (1) There is no built in timer displayed while shooting video. I have come to rely on this feature on every other camera I have owned. I need to be able to see recording time displayed as I shoot video. I am not sure why this wouldn't be a feature included on this camera? Maybe I just don't have something turned on that I should but I don't see it discussed in the manual.
Summary: Junk. After one year the LCD began to flicker and go white intermittently. Resetting did not help the problem. Can't return it and can't afford a 100.00 + repair. USB cord is too short and difficult to use with some laptops. Touch screen controls means when the touchscreen is messed up YOU HAVE NO CONTROL. Don't waste your money on a disposable Handy cam.