Summary: The recordings aren't as good as everyone claims. The recordings of mp3s are okay at best. The video is terrible. Id give this portion a 3 as I wouldnt have expected much more. The biggest issue is power. As all prior post indicate that it eats batteries, so I thought Id be proactive and get one of the few chargers available. The charger does not work if batteries are not installed and it still runs off the batteries.
Summary: If all you have is $100.00 dollars this unit is worth the money. If you owned a smart phone in my opinion your phone could do a better job than this unit specially Nowdays when there already some smart phone recording video in 4K resolution. The only advantage you may have with this unit is the sound which is better than any smart phone.
Summary: Truthfully, when I bought this, I was hoping it would have a feature more conducive to making videos of myself, to be used on crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter. It needs a monitor that will enable one to see one's self when the camera is aimed in one's direction. It didn't cost me a huge amount of money, but the bottom line is that I still do not have the video I wanted to make. I think I should probably have bought a Sony Bloggie instead.
Summary: Good machine, got for a good price. This thing eats batteries, so it's disappointing that you have to order a mains adaptor separately, and then order a mini-USB-to-USB cable for that to work...