"Best very compact HD camcorder for the price"5.0 starson by robjc63
Pros: Great HD pics in normal light - very light and easy to use - good zoom - well made - easy removal of SD card - fast focus and very close ups possible
Cons: still pics should be in wide screen - low light performance not good, but then all small cameras are.
Summary: I use it for a backup camera for weddings as I can keep it on my belt - small lenses and pickup sensors mean low light will never be up to bigger camcorders. In normal light the pictures are just as good though. The software supplied is best not used - do this:
1. remove the SD card and plug it into your PC or Mac (may need a card reader)
2. copy the MTS files to your HDD
3. use Ulead, Sony or Premiere - all the later versions will import the mts video/sound files
I use them with mpg2 HD files from my larger Sony HD camcorder.