Summary: It is difficult to operate and there was no manual, so I had to go to the web and found one, over 100 pages, which isn't clear. While it is very cute and clever in design, I would never purchase this. I have not been able to get the video to work longer than a few seconds when it just stops working. I should return it.
Summary: This camera shoots some great video as long as its on a stable surface like a tripod. The moment you zoom in, the video looks fuzzy, unless you use a tripod or some sort of stabilizer. I the shade, video isn't that clear. The other feature I'm not crazy about is the touch screen. You have to be very accurate on the touch screen or else you wind up in another section of menus.
Summary: Cons: The stabilizer is really slow, this can become quite annoying. The display interface is not friendly. The battery drains quickly and does not allow the operation of the camera while the charger is connected, which is frustrating. Pros: The quality of photography and filming is really impressive, considering the price of the camera.
Summary: For $120 it does exactly what it promises to do--nothing more, nothing less. Sometimes, the camera refuses to focus for no reason, and the battery life is awful, only recording for around 15 or so minutes. This may sound long but it's really not, and recharging takes 4 hours. It has allowed me to make some okay videos, though, and that's why I've given it an "okay" score. If you're looking for some kind of miracle, you'll be disappointed.
Summary: I have 2 of these and use them all the time in concert with other cameras. I am fairly happy with them, though not happy enough that I am not looking at other cameras. Good: Recording Sound: I have shot a lot of super loud shows in small bars with these and they don't get blown out. They record the high end very well.
Summary: I got the camcorder, an sdhc card and a little soft case for $139. I bought it because it also has a mic input and a remote. For the price its fine. I dont use the software that comes with it. Touch menu is easy. It takes a little longer to focus than my old camcorder but not a big deal for what i use it for. Takes nice video. Outdoor is great. Need good light indoors but OK. I was not expecting a top of the line HD camcorder, so yes, its worth $139.
Summary: Poor audio & it required another software in order to transfer the media to a DVD player. The battery is difficult to release from the camcorder and sometimes the camcorder freezes and I have to reset the entire camcorder. It also requires a computer of a certain processing speed. However, the LED light is helpful at night & the picture and video quality is good.