Summary: The short version of the story is this. I did not use the camera after I purchased it for a couple months. When I went to use it I discovered that the zoom feature goes all by itself. I set the camera on a tripod and lined up the shot. I turn on record and it was filming without me being in contact with it. Suddenly it zoomed all the way as far as it could go. I re- shot the scene and it worked fine. Another time it zoomed again. It continues to do that randomly.
ONLY BUY IT IF UNDER $100 and it includes e v e r y t h i n g
25 September 2013
Summary: DONT SPEND MORE THAN $100 for this camera. Its a good video camera IF you can buy it for under $100. The complete 'new' package should include: a/v cables-micro HDMI&USB, CD/Software, REMOTE, small camera bag & (obviously) the camera. *The picture quality is amazing! Vibrant and sharp colors. Gorgeous 1080 images.
Summary: I love everything about this camera EXCEPT the battery life. Even when fully charged I can not video tape an entire game of my sons. The battery dies about 3/4 of the way through the game. Batteries should last longer that approximately 45 minutes.
Summary: I bought this camera one year ago and only used it four times. Now it shuts down and refuses to work on battery or charger until it decides it's ready. You can change batteries, hook up the 120v power, push buttons, slap it, and you get NOTHING. Come back later and it works fine, for a while, then shuts down after a short film period and does nothing again.