"Quite disappointing. A better still camera than vid camera"1.5 starson by nickymono
Pros: Small if you like small... pretty good stills
Cons: Crappy video. Low light was awful, good light was choppy, menus were poorly designed, docking station is pointless.
Summary: First-off, Newegg.com sucks. Secondly, the GZ-MG555 is terrible too. I had spent probably 15 hours doing research on a decent consumer camcorder and found this to be the best reviewed camcorder that I could find in my budget. What I got was a really disappointing waste of money. I already have a DSLR for still pictures... so that wasn't really a concern. I bought this thinking it had excellent video quality. Camcorderinfo.com said it was pretty good for a consumer camcorder. Well if this is pretty good, I'd rather just use the video function on my point-and-shoot $200 still camera, honestly it's just as good. This has bad performance in low light, which I knew going into it, but it also has really bad sunny performance. When you pan from side to side, it pixelates MAJORLY. It's really distracting. Everything breaks up into little squares and is just terribly annoying. The cheap camera I got from Costco is better.
SO DONT WASTE YOUR MONEY!