Summary: I purchased this video camera to use in my classroom, to create videotaped lessons. I was able to tape about 90 minutes using quality AA batteries. The recording was good quality, but what I was most impressed with is that the microphone picked up even the quieter students talking. I'm not sure what others have had difficulty getting the video to download. If you plug the SD card into an SD slot on your computer, you should have no problem.
Excerpt: It's a very nice camera with cool features!! And THE MICROPHONE ON THIS THING IS GREAT!!!! The only negative thing that i would have to say about this product is.... If im going to pay $[$]for a camcorder, then i atleast want it to look like the price i paid for. It's made with plastic(like a toy camera), and the icons on the menu screen look cheesy (like a toy camera). But besides that... It's a great buy.
Very good video, great audio (really), but a clunky interface and you're gonna be buying accessories.
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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: 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.
Excerpt: I recorded a Video of someone singing and the audio quality was very good. The focusable stereo mic was the best feature.Video was also good. <br />Lightweight not good for hand held shots. work well on a tripod.
Pros: Easy to Use, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound
Summary: This is all about excellent sound recording but the video quality is also good. Nice easy controls, so simple to use. Four stars only because it does have flaws: it's unstable so don't try standing it up without a tripod; that microphone means it's big (30% larger than a Flip and too big for your jeans pocket); the case is made of brittle-feeling plastic (so don't drop it) ... and it looks weird. When I use it, folk ask me if it's some kind of video game ...
Summary: Good purchase, good price and fast shipping, good song and video quality, I recomend this prodct. The problem is with the batteries, too short time of life. To transfer or downloud the videos is very slow..