Summary: My wife and I decided to get a camcorder to capture some footage of our baby which is due soon. I picked this camcorder and my wife got it me for Christmas. I took it on a 4 day skiing trip to France, and found the battery life to be awful. Not sure if the cold affected it or not, but my fried had a Kodak HD camera and that was fine. I got about 6 or 7 minutes of footage over 4 days with 3 or 4 charges as the battery went flat every day.
Pros: Good price
Cons: Fiddly to hold and operate. Battery life is awful !!!