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. This one rivals the Bloggie HD in that its video resolution is higher than HD 1920 by 1080, but the pixel map is set to 1920 x 1440, which was designed to be backward compatible with DVD formats and standard aspect TVs.
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.
Summary: This unit works great! Pros:Takes good pics and vids,better when put on computer,battery life is very good. Cons:Hard to see on direct sunlight,cannot hear sound well when replaying vids..have not used recording or music section yet,so do not know about volume on that aspect.Do not like that you have to re-set the zoom level every time you turn unit on.