"Best mini HD video camera by far! And CHEAP!"5.0 starson by ConradEOD
Pros: Wide viewing angle on lens, good quality picture, better sound quality than prior models, more portable and rugged! I came from the Zi8 and got my Playsport this week. Small and portable, and it feels very comfortable in the hands.
Cons: The things this is missing that the Zi8 had are (1) USB plug (which I don't think is a big deal since I have SD card readers in my computers) (2) macro mode (which I never really used on the Zi8 and (3) external mic (I never used this either).
Summary: Overall it's the best on the market. Better pics than the Flip models and higher capactiy (up to 32GB SD card). I have a 16GB SDHC card in mine and have hours of great video. The Playsport has a wider viewing angle than the Zi8 so fits more in the picture! Also, the mic seems to be more sensitive and picks up voices/sounds better. The screen is smaller, but that's fine with me; just makes it more portable! This is the best $150 I've spent! If you go diving, make sure to attach something that floats to the camera so it doesn't sink below the 10ft depth limit.