Summary: picture only good with good lighting. sound quality great for the money. daughter has a band and we wanted camera for you tube posts. audio was always great. you would be hard pressed to do better for the money. video was only good in high light conditions. by good i mean usable.
Summary: The audio quality of the recordings was very good. The video quality however was very poor. After owning it one year it stopped recording audio. The company website is not at all helpful; only directing you to contact your local distributor if there are problems.
Summary: Great audio and for my purposes video. Serious downside. The editing software, Handyshare is worthless. Video and audio significantly out of sync. Seems a common problem. Editing onscreen really difficult, so you need some editing software. Adobe Premiere works, but Adobe Premiere is expensive. Windows Movie Maker does not. I'm going to try other free editing software.
Very good video, great audio (really), but a clunky interface and you're gonna be buying accessories.
Got Picks?, Amazon
5 January 2014
Summary: I bought this to catch videos of my classic rock band, and after trying it out, it did very well considering the dark, noisy environment. I am sure there are some settings that would make it even better. But I took the files, ran them through iMovie, and they look great. The resolution in the dark is very impressive for the price. On the negative side, the interface is awkward and the included HandyShare software is meh. But they are usable.
Summary: Video quality kind of poor, battery life even worse, and the lense is just not very wide (I tried to record a band from about only 30 ft. back and had a real hard time fitting everyone in. Sound quality is good, but not worth the video yet.
Summary: The sound is fantastic. I've done some voice-overs for videos, and even filmed my own wedding with this thing. The video is mediocre, but I really care about the sound quality. For the price, it does not disappoint. As others mentioned. trying to push the red button in the middle of a joystick arrangement, where the least little bit of sideways motion gets you unintended actions. That's frustrating, and a silly design.