"BUYER BE WARNED!"0.5 starson by CanadianHitmanX
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.