"Poor quality recording for moving subjects."2.5 starson by jrgspyder
Pros: Very good picture quality for stationary or slow moving subjects, menus easy to use once you get the hang of them.
Cons: Terrible quality for recording moving subjects, cannot interface with PC unless power cord connected.
Summary: I bought this camera based on expert reviews about the video quality and features for the price range. There were a number of user reviews complaining about poor quality for subjects in motion. I decided to try this camera, for the main puropose of motion recording. After fiddling with all the features and instruction booklet for about a week I decided to record a couple clips of fast moving objects, at the highest setting, and check out the quality. After transferring the clips the my PC, I played them back. The motion parts were awful. Anything moving was blurry. Hooked it up to an HDTV and same result. I should have listened to the complaints!! The camera was in the box to be returned within an hour.
The only other complaint I have is you need to connect the power cord to interface with a PC in any way, no matter what the status of the battery is.