Pros Very easy to use, video quality is very good, for a $150 camera - still pictures were better than expected, suprisingly. Small, lightweight, and tough - perfect for outdoors people looking for a cheap and easy way to record.
Cons Video quality falls quickly when you zoom - battery life is shorter than I expected it, and the screen gets scratched incredibly easily. Don't put it in your pocket, even for a minute.
Summary Great camera for the price. Its fun to have, and the still pictures were impressive. I typically shoot my stills with a dslr, so I expected these to be junk, but they weren't at all. It turns on quickly, and is very easy to use. Its the perfect size to slip into a pocket, if the screen didn't scratch so easiy. I really like it, and I think its worth every penny. I'd never spend several hundred dollars on something that will give you slightly better video.
Pros Great quality video at 720p or 1080p - as good as many more expensive models. Highly portable and an absolute doddle to use
Cons If you shoot underwater the microphone gets clogged and is slow to drain. The sound is not great at the best of times. However, this was only a small drawback for me as I was just blown away that I could get shots of my six year old learning to swim under
Summary For €109 I thought this was great value and I have been able to get more family videos with this machine than with several machines I've had before (which ran off mini DVD and other formats). I'm a big fan - would be great if they could sort the audio a bit better.
Pros The camera does what it's supposed to do. It shoots good quality video. It works underwater. It shoots still photos. We've had ours for about 8-9 months.
Cons We are on our fourth replacement due to an issue that these models have (or have had?) with the units not being able to charge the battery. Our first two units from Best Buy didn't charge after only 2-5 days of use. The third one lasted for several mont
Summary If you buy one of these, keep all your receipts. You very well may need them for warranty service.
"I Love it!"on by Ed_L468
Pros Great video for the class its in...best of the Flip type of cameras. Fits great in my pocket..least expensive of the class and has image stabization, waterproof, uses memory card instead of limited onboard memory, HD-both 1080@30fps and 720@60fps.
Cons Short battery life..need at least 1 extra battery if you're using it all day and cant charge in between. Keep it in a case when storing..found out screen scratches easily by putting it in my pocket and my keys scratched the viewing screen..oops.
Summary I got this for my wife and now Im going to buy my own. Ive recomended this to my friends and they love it too.
Pros 1080p video, water proof, ease of use, effective image stabilization, and affordable.
Cons Memory card not included (but cheap to buy), no optical zoom.
Summary Key words: 'for the money.'
Just holding it will confirm the superior build quality of this little HD camcorder vs the likes of Flip, Zoom and Creative. Excellent video quality both indoors and out, selling for less than $150, and being waterproof down to 10' will make you forget about the lack of a pop-out USB connector or an optical zoom.