Summary: I purchased this camera several years ago and can honestly say that I used it mostly for pictures. I never liked the way the pictures came out because there always seems to be a blur. The videos are even more worthless!!
Summary: I do not like this camera and do not recommend it. The quality of the pictures and videos is very poor plus the camera itself is difficult to figure out how to use. The controls do not move easily and it is very easy to accidentally delete all your pictures, which I did.
Summary: This is a worthless excuse for a camcorder. It really doesn't work correctly. Image quality is absurdly bad. The controls are painful to use. Bargain basement junk at higher than bargain basement prices.
Summary: The other pros and cons are right on. It works for me, but the controls are finicky. I'm not sure about "jack of all trades", but it is a good fit for my particular needs: Compact, fixed focus and afforadable.
Summary: This thing arrived without a memory card so would only record about 6 seconds of video. Finding the right SD card proved to be problematic and the company customer service rep said it would only accept 1GB card, which in video is precious little.
Summary: I returned this item because the main button controller, a joystick type button, did not work, I barely got it to work right a few times, after trying repeatedly. Also, when (trying) to change settings in the menu, it crashed (it errored and had to be turned back on).
Summary: Don't spend the money, even if it seems like a great bargain. It doesn't work. The video's are bad. The pics are always blurry. Trying to change the settings is very difficult because the "mouse" type button... like the nipple on the old IBM thinkpads... is very glitchy.
Summary: I've had this little camcorder for a good 5 years (during that time it's seen it's share of bumps and bruises, but it's still chugging along!), and though I've upgraded for shooting "real" videos, I still use this for situations where I want to capture "the moment" without risking my "real"...