Summary: This camera is a great camera, but probably not worth more than $150. The video quality is good, could be better, but definitely better than some cameras I've used. The still pictures, however, are horrible, dont plan on taking stills with this thing. this is great for home videos, but see if you can find it on sale, or a better camera.
Summary: I was so excited to get this camera because, from what I read, it had great specs. I intended to make home/music videos with it, and to shoot still photos... Well, I've had the camera since 2009, and have gotten to use it about four times. Why? The battery, IF it decides to charge, holds power for less than an hour if you're shooting video... If you have a VERY STEADY HAND. The slightest disturbance, and your videos will look like you were filming during an earthquake.
Summary: You know how you feel when you realize you got a really great deal...its euphoric. Exactly how I felt and continue to feel about this purchase.This camera takes spectacularly high resolution video even in poorly lit environs.Its user friendly....battery has a pretty long use time before needing recharged....excellent sound recording too.....just a great vehicle to document gatherings and record the gran children....all for a "steal" of a price.
Summary: Bought this for my husband for Father's Day thinking he can shoot some cute baby pics. What a waste...I should of read up on it first & just saved up a bit more money & bought a nicer one. I can't even say it is anything but a toy for child....an expensive one at that.
Summary: great camcorder for the money, great images we love it! we got it because it looked a great deal and turn out to be a great deal! I also bought a 8 gb memory card for it and now we can record for 3 straight hours.
Summary: I love the compact size and easy to operate controls. I don't know how long the battery lasts, but it seems to be adequate. The quality of the videos is much better than I had expected for a unit of this price. Hoping the overall quality is there and the camcorder lasts for a long time. Nice, compact and easy to use. So far, so good!
Summary: do not buy this piece of trash mine worked less than a year. and I was taking excellent care of it. I am a professional cameramen who has been working for more than 20 years in the big networks. I bought it just to carry something light with family vacations. I called several times to customer service that is on Thailand and they are just a bunch of liars. Vivitar customer service is the worst thing that you can see.
Summary: This little red video camera makes sharp colorful videos with excellent audio. I've been using mine frequently for about a year now, and have only minor complaints. One of them is that the video quality seems to be better in the regular mode. As one of the other comments states, it's a little "grainy" in HD. Don't know why, and don't care. It is a relatively inexpensive camera, and shoots excellent quality movies in regular mode.