Summary: I'm a long time Little League coach and I bought the X100 to film my pitchers and hitters. It has a 720p at 60 frames per second that gives twice as many frames as a normal HD camera. The 720p mode, is lower res than full HD but I've found it more than adequate for sports analysis with the added advantage of the files being a quarter of the size for uploading. I upload the video to PowerChalk.com and can use their web service to analyze the clips.
Don't settle for less than optical zoom, large display, & modern storage.
3 October 2012
Summary: Absolutely the best video recorder we've ever experienced. Just the rright size, fits the hand perfectly. If we were to order a custom made. it must have optical zoom 10X, large screen 3", and secure digital media 32 GB. Beware of cheapos touting super zoom which simply crop the picture, most have zero (0) optyical zoom, miniscule screens, and maybe even employ cumbersome archaic tapes or CD/DVD.
Summary: This was the first camcorder I ever bought. I chose it after looking at many. Initially, it worked fairly well. I bought it because I am a singer and I could set it up in front of the stage and use the remote control, not having to ask someone in the crowd to push a button or hire an expensive videographer to do the work.
Summary: I bought this because of its high mp on stills and low price. Its not very adaptable with manual settings. Its at its best with the auto settings. No light during video only on flash. Over all it makes my home movies just fine and sometimes the stills come out crystal clear.
Summary: This camera is so easy to use. The quality of the images is outstanding. The still photo quality ranks right up there with more expensive cameras. Would definetly recommend that you buy this camera. Great value for the money.
Summary: We owned an old Sony that was pretty big and taped on mini DVR. I loved that camera in spite of those things because the quality of the video and audio was awesome. Unfortunately, after 10 years of faithful duty, many travels, 2 kids, 2 dogs the batteries wouldn't hold a charge and Sony had discontinued the model, so no replacement parts. My husband is a professional film and video cameraman and he has a professional camera.
Summary: I read so many reviews on this camcorder and like just about every other product out there, you read reviews that praise it and those that condemn it. Of course I've learned that you need to ignore the total condemnation ones and the "God" like praiseworthy ones and stick to the middle. This Camcorder is what it is, a 170 dollar camcorder. The original MSRP may have been over 300 but be assured it is not worth 300. However, it is worth 170.