"It does what it says it will, for a great price."4.0 starson by 2Geeky
Pros: You get excellent video for the money, especially in low light situations. Small, compact & lightweight. Simple to use, almost impossible to screw up, even for my 8yr-old.
Cons: Can't swap battery! If your hands tremble, use the tripod; otherwise those watching will get seasick.
Summary: Yes, the Mino HD has some drawbacks, the battery runtime and lack of image stabilization among them. But that is just nitpicking, as for $200 you get more than you pay for. I shot my daughter's 10th birthday celebration yesterday, which ranged from the party @ Chuck E. Cheeses to inside a moving car, to back at home in dimly lit rooms. The video is flawless - although I cut out the car scenes because it was a bumpy ride & the Mino HD offers no way to compensate under such conditions. That quibble aside, the video is beautiful - even the in-home scenes with poor lighting. It displays just fine on my 37" display, although I can't testify how it might degrade on a truly large (50" or larger) TV.
I have no regrets whatsoever from purchasing this little beauty.