Summary: Bottom line, the picture quality that you get is incredible on the standard HQ setting. You can go two levels higher(just higher bitrates) but you shorten your recording time to 20 minutes or 15 minutes depending on which you select.
Summary: A lot has already been said and there are some excellent reviews here (as well as elsewhere), but I just want to add my 2 cents. I purchased this guy a few months back, and have since purchased a light and a second battery for it (I'll talk about those shortly). My favorite features include: 1.
Summary: FANTASTIC camcorder!! Awesome stills and vids. Highly recommended for beginning user based on low price and ease of use!! Only tough part is converting video's. Still recommend to any user looking for HD quality!!
Summary: This is an awesome piece of equipment! This cam produces some of the most stunning video and right now the price has to be the deal of the decade! The dvd format is outstanding and it really is the best of both worlds.
It is a great buy at this price range. Video is stunning
LAP PETER, Amazon
8 March 2007
Summary: Yeah, the DVD storage should be longer than 15 minute for HD recording. However, the price/quality of this camcorder more than make up for it. Plus i only do home movies so this fits my needs. I am rewarded by this unit everytime i hook this thing up to my HDTV.
Absolutely beautiful HD picture for so little $$$.
11 February 2007
Summary: But you do need a very fast PC for playback. A 3GHz Pentium 4 or equivalent simply won't cut it. I get jerky and poor video on my single core PC but the problem is fixed as soon as I move the video to my dual core AMD box.
Summary: Having a DVD burner build-in to this camera saves a lot of time to transfer movies to your computer or simply save them in a secure media (DVD). 30 minutes of normal quality and 20 minutes of HD is more than enough for my home-made movies.