"Great camera, motor noise ruined it for me"1.5 starson by konterbleda
Pros: Surprise, its a really great camera all around except for...
Cons: MOTOR NOISE!
Summary: I read all the reviews. Kept reading about camera noise, so I had to check out for myself. My cousin has this camera, and he permitted me to use it at several of my childrens events. Initially, I had no problems. At a birthday party and a karate tournament, it performed flawlessly. However, when I tried to tape my daughters piano recital, or coax a few words out of a friends baby, the motor noise was very blatant. In situations where there is alot of noise to drown out the motor, such as parties and sporting events, its fine. But if you do an interview, or if you tape a piano recital or such where there is not much other background noise, the motor will be heard clearly. I decided to move on to another camera.Updated
Mentioned to him that I didn't think too highly of his vidcam. He loves it, but he has 3 rowdy boys that he tapes constantly. My gatherings tend to be a bit more sedate.Updated
Just thought I'd add this. Get an external mic, either wired or not, and this may take care of motor noise.