Recommended as a second camera, for outside recordings in good light cond.
3 July 2014
Summary: Picture: camera needs enough light for good video, not recommended for recording inside if not enough light is available. The built in LED light is not enough. Sound quality is some kind of weird, somehow it tries to normalize audio level during recording, but doesn't do a good job at all.
Summary: I bought this and didnt use it much....at first it worked great......then didnt use it for a couple of years....now it doesnt work at all. Since I didnt use it alot....and 4.5 years have gone by, I am out of luck. I paid 200+ dollars for mine...
Good little consumer camcoeswe if there's enough light
1 February 2014
Summary: For a consumer camcorder on the cheap, this is a great choice. In daylight the picture is bright and clear with good color and low noise. The light on it is basically useless though. The mic is not all together useless, but I've seen better.
Summary: Don't waste your money, poor in low light, slow or no focus, Minimum controls, presets are just as bad as no presets. I would say your 5 years old will tossed in the garbage in 10 minutes. No use.