Summary: This little gem is the solution for retired folk like me, with a bit o knowledge about photography, it absolutely blew my socks off at the amazing quality it gives you, without a doubt the best gadget this year. M J Lamb 3rd.
Summary: bought this for £37 refurbished & love it, have recorded in both 1080 & 720 both copied to pc easily & played back in Windows Media Player with no problems. I had no problems with jerky play back just have to move camcorder steadily also zoomed in & out in both 1080(2 times) & 720(4 times) with no jerking, nice & smooth.
Summary: Stores highest def pictures as an apple H264 AVI. There doesn't seem to be any software that can convert or view this file format!!!!! ISpending a great deal of time now trying to find software that can deal with this camcorders image format. This is a terrible flaw!!!
Summary: Takes excellent quality digital stills, easily as good as a dedicated stills camera. Video quality is crisp, but if you move the camera quickly the video images judder slightly. Annoying if you're after a pro finish, but fine for home videos. Zooms digitally to x4, but if you zoom while filming the picture stutters quite badly, so I'd say the zoom is rubbish. The unit is small enough to slip comfortably into a trouser pocket.
Summary: GREAT CAMERA, I RECOMMEND IT. Now onto the software issues. The camera comes with AWFUL software which I find irritating. If I were rich I would buy a much more expensive camera, but I have to say on getting my own system going for using this thing, the picture quality is strong. Sound wise its pathetic, but then what would you expect for barely [...]? If you are a visual story teller or a visual artist and have a means of creating your own sound tracks, buy this camera.
Amazing value for money : good HD camcorder and camera
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28 April 2010
Summary: I got lucky and bought this for £50 brand new, as the model is being replaced with a newer version. Have played around with it for a few days and am amazed at what an amazing little machine it is at that low cost. The camcorder picture is fantastic and the still pictures brilliant. My only 3 criticims are that the picture is jerky even with image stabilisation if you try to pan around scenery, the zoom is jerky and the sound capture could be better, but is perfectly...
Summary: This is a great little camera. It performs well in any situation that I've thrown at it so far. The menus are very easy to use, provided you have the faintest idea about digital menus. Like with any camera, you do need to know what you're doing to get the best results but there are plenty of setup options to let you experiment and the preview screen is very accurate.