Excerpt: At the reduced price, I jumped at this deal, but was disappointed in video quality and audio recording. Although spec'd at 1080p, I found the HD'ness poor; I'd say closer to 720 or less. I'm still messing with the audio recording settings, of which there are 3 pre-sets, but "Concert" setting - which is what I was primarily interested in - was, again, a disappointment.
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.
A waste of money---lousy cheap product with poor software integration for Windows....
Stevewb "stevewb", Amazon
3 August 2014
Summary: bought this for my daugher in her College school work... It is not a very great product....camera seems cheaply built... Was almost impossible to download movie file from the camera to her Windows computer... Seems a Apple add on software for extra money was necessary to purchase to make this work.... Not anywhere neat the value we spent on this camera... Her old Sony DSC N 1 did the job afterall for the movies requirements....
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.
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.