"Great Features!"4.5 starson by FranciscoWilliams
Pros: + Picture quality is amazing
+ Recorded sound was amazing. Clear, directional, and full of details
+ Touch screen is great
+ Geat viewfinder
Cons: - Remote control has very limited playback functions: Play and Pause only. No fast forward or rewind
Summary: Two of my favorite things about this camcorder:
1. It has a mode that lets your start recording 3 seconds before you hit the record button.
So, say you're trying to record little Timmy slugging a ball into the outfield, but he keeps swinging and missing. Over and over and over. Just keep the camera on him until he hits the ball, then hit record. The camera starts the recording with the 3 second buffer it's been storing. No more digging through tons of video to find the moment you were trying to capture.
2. It can upload footage and photos wirelessly.
Stop digging for cables or swapping memory cards! Well, ok, this feature requires that you buy an Eye-Fi card and pop it into the second memory slot. But once you've done that, any time you want to send a photo or video to Facebook or YouTube (or just to your computer) you just a have to push a button, and the camera not only transfers the selected media from internal memory or slot 1 to the Eye-Fi card, it also transcodes your hi-def video into a more YouTube-friendly format for faster transfer.
The image stabilization also seems amazing to me, but this is the first camcorder I've had with that feature, so I'm not sure how unique it is. (I've always been an 'everything on manual' type.)
The menus can seem a little confusing at first, as some things are rather well hidden, and the touch screen is resistive rather than capacitive, so it takes a bit more pressure than an iPhone, but these are things you get used to pretty quickly.
The picture quality is, of course, amazing, but that's to be expected.
If you buy this (or any camera worth more than fifty bucks) buy yourself a filter to protect the lens, and a lens cap to protect the filter. This should be common knowledge, but apparently it is not.
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Have a nice day! ^^