"Excellent for price range."4.5 starson by jazzy79
Pros: Very easy to use. Excellent picture quality (hey, its only $200 -- you want high end, expect to pay more). Exceeded my expectations. I like that it's built to do one thing -- take quick video in HD, and it does it well.
Cons: Still photo not an option, but then I didn't buy it for that purpose and the software provides this. No HD mini cable comes with it, have to spend xtra $30-40 for a 5 ft cable, but it's great that it has an HDMI output for direct connection to HDTV.
Summary: Love it. When held still, records crisp video. Even when moving, the pic quality is not bad. One not so great point -- charge time is 7 hrs via USB to PC, or 3.5 hours using optional charger. I used for 2 hrs on and off without having to recharge and had spare batteries as back-up. Easily recorded the highlights of an entire day's events and upload to PC is quick and easy. It's great improvement over non-HD!