Summary: I was looking for a camcorder with built-in IR LED's, for Ghost Hunting with Calif/Ghosts of Rohnert Park. Before I found this little camera, I could only find camcorders that had a setting for Night-Vision, but you had to buy an IR Illuminator to use with the camera. The camera works on four AAA batteries, and does last about an hour with regular Alkaline Batteries. If you use 1800 mAh, you get about 11/2-2 hours battery life.
Summary: I have little complaints about this product considering what I paid. It does as advertised but if you are picky about video/picture quality, this is not the product. Teh night vision was more novelty than it was really practical. I will be passing this onto my kids to play with.
Summary: This camera is very convenient in size and portability. Being able to take IR still photos as well as video is nice. However, the quality is extremely low, even by low light standards. It is also 100% handheld as there isn't a tripod jack. For the price it's a great deal. You get what you pay for.
Summary: Rarely do I write reviews for products, as I'm fairly laid back and as long as it does what it says I don't care too much. But this did nothing. First off, there was utterly no sound whatsoever, even when holding it a few inches from my mouth. The color on daytime mode was horrible, and the IR mode at night (tested in a closet) was decent, but did not stretch very far. The level at which the IR would automatically come on was a bit dodgy as well.
Summary: This camera seems to be a popular item for amateur "ghost hunters," so this review is directed straight at them. First of all, this is an actual IR ("night vision") camera. There are a lot of items like this out there that claim to be "night vision" cameras, but just have big, normal, lights on the front. The problem with the IR emitters on this device is that they have a very short range.