Pros + Crisp HD video quality in broad daylight
+ Sleek compact design
+ Average Battery Life
Cons - Subpar indoor video quality
- Zoom can't be used with causing blurriness
- TERRIBLE low-light video quality
- Manual lens cap
- Weak touch-screen
- No so "Intelligence Auto" mode
Summary Daylight Video Performance: This camcorder has outstanding crisp daylight video performance. Jaw dropping at times. But who wants to shoot videos only broad daylight.
Sleek Compact Design: Don't like the sleek look of this camera fool you.. it may look sexy.. but looks aren't everything.
Average Battery Life: The most I got out of this camcorder was 100 minutes which seems to be the common life span in most HD batteries.. so I was able to get a deal for an extra battery.. which came in handy for the two days I had it. I would go through both batteries in a day.
Subpar Indoor Video Quality: The indoor video quality of this camcorder was the worst I have ever seen. My old canon Standard Definition camcorder done better shots.
Zoom: The zoom is decent, but when you are zoom into an object it becomes blurry and unable to focus correctly.
Low light: This is what set me over the edge. The low-light video was horrible and I mean horrible. Grainy, blurry and just awful. The video light helped a little.
Touch-Screen: The only good thing this 2.7" Touch-Screen has going for it is its crisp look. Other then that I found myself tapping more then twice to get the camcorder to react to the command. And scrolling was next to impossible.
Intelligence Auto: No-so intelligent if you ask me. No matter where I was in my house the "iAuto" mode was slow. I would go from a dark room, to a while light room and it would take the camcorder forever to adjust to the change.
NIGHTALVE: It took a dark room and made it fairly bright. So object can been scene quite well. The only thing is that it was SUPER SLOW. The slightest movement caused the image to blur and go extreme slow.
Price: I paid over $700 for this camcorder, so I was expecting a lot more.
I only had this camcorder for two days before I decided that I had enough. I returned it. Got a different brand.
"A must have."on by TheHitman2009
Pros + Superb HD video quality
+ Very good low-light quality
+ Good battery life (about 1hr 30mins)
+ Crystal Clear LCD
+ Very Responsive Touch Screen
+ Intelligence Auto
+ Small, light, compact
Cons - Price is a little heavy
- No HDMI Cable Included
- Software for Mac users not included
Summary This is my first actual HD camcorder. And I have to say is far surpasses my expectations. Not only can you record in nearly full 1080i HD, it brings colors to life. The crystal clear 2.7" LCD touch screen is outstanding. I have used other cameras with touch screens before and this one is by far one of the most responsive. I admit it might take a few touches now and then but those are few and far between. This is one of the smallest, lightest camcorders I have ever used. The battery life is pretty good, I got a good solid 90 mins of recordering/viewing time before the battery died. 64GB Internal flash memory gives you just under 6 hours of recording time on the highest setting, and just under 46 hours on the lowest setting. The Intelligence Auto is great. This makes it easy for you to ensure that you have the best setting you can. You can also go in manual mode. The only downsides to this camcorder is $650.00. There is no HDMI cable included which would have been nice, and a change from those RCA cables. Also there is not remote so you have to have the camera beside you when watching videos off the TV or hit record if you are using a tripod. The software that comes with the camera is for Windows users only. So if you are a Mac user like myself you don't have access to the included software. But iMovie imports the videos very well and QuickTime plays them great.
All and all this is one amazing little HD camera. I love it. And recommend to anyone that is shopping a HD camera.. if they don't mind spending some money.