Summary: Makes great videos and takes great pictures, however the focus on this particular unit isn't as fast as it could be. Sometimes have to wait for it to focus but only a second or two. they have probably improved this since then. However it is perfect for my uses as of now.
This is one of the better HD camcorders I have tested
Neil Schubert, Amazon
23 September 2011
Summary: From testing several different video cameras, I decided that this one was the best model for the price for the picture quality. I liked the Samsung that has a zoom lens system in a flat-style camcorder, but the video just wasn't as good.
Summary: The only complaints that I can level against this device is that the volume is a bit on the low side, and setting up the camcorder can be a bit difficult. However, I didn't experience any of the shaky cam issues that the other reviewer mentioned.
Summary: No Stabilizer, No Buy. otherwise, good picture and video. thank god, only 5x zoom makes me dizzy enough without IS. I don't know whether I should continue use this camshaker or give it to someone else.