Excerpt: Professional musician wanting a decent tool to allow for Video lessons over skype. Audio is good, mic is good for music and sound recording, video is ok, not great in lower ambient lighting, definitely not as good as my iPhone.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Sound
Cons: Limited Zoom, No image stabilization, Poor In Low Light, Poor Still Image
Pretty good sound however the biggest thing is that YOU ...
10 January 2015
Summary: Pretty good sound however the biggest thing is that YOU MUST BE CAREFUL. Not only does it have a low battery life (I am talking about EXTREMELY low) it's pretty fragile. If you buy the kit with it the tripod stand circular table can crack if you tighten the video recorder too tight.
Excerpt: The audio, set to the highest quality, is stunningly good. The video is not. I suspect that the best use for this recorder would be either purely as an audio recorder or to record audio to dub into a higher-quality video recording with weak audio capability.
Summary: Excellent audio ... but very poor image compared to similar products like Samsung 300 (under $100). Which the image, LCD screen, so on could come to par with other consumer grade camcorder. No image stablization.
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.
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.
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...
Not bad, but not the greatest camcorder for confined spaces
26 June 2014
Summary: Most of the other reviews here have covered the main drawbacks of this unit - short battery life, respectable but middling video quality, etc. None of that stopped me from buying this. I have had two Zoom handheld audio recorders for years and they've been great despite a couple quirks.
Summary: it.I purchased it so I could demo my band to club owners.it doesn't seem to want to work too well with Windows 8 or my photoshop elements video.maybe it's just me not sure yet. However if you just wanna watch it off the little tiny screen it seems to work good.otherwise it seems to be a good little...