Summary: Update - I now get period blurry video so I can not longer rely on this camcorder. I am having to by a new one WAY TOO SOON. Not happy now at all. Sony support was not helpful at all. Video quality is great. Easy to use. 3 Watt accessory light works well but needs a diffuser. Battery life is good. I used 8gb memory sticks and got about an hour out of each on best quality. Small, light and simple. Suggest an after market hdmi to mini hdmi for convenient playack from hdtv.