"My hopes were too high"1.5 starson by periwinkle123
Pros: Small, light and easy to use. Indoor video looks ok and bright light quality looks great on the computer. Still quality is poor or well below average compared to a regular point and shoot camera
Cons: Video looks poor on the HDTV. Lots of motion blur and noise especially in shaded areas or indoor lighting. Still image quality is poor or well below average compared to a regular point and shoot camera.
Summary: I bought this based on all the rave reviews but I should have come to my senses when I looked at the sensor and lens size.. you just can't defy physics. Most reviewers probably rated it while watching it on youtube or the computer screen. ... but plug it into the T.V and you see a different story. Still image quality is poor in bright light or indoors (very compressed and grainy)
I returned it to the store the next day and spent 90 dollars more to buy the Canon Powershot SD 980IS point and shoot camera which has the option to shoot video. WOW what a huge difference in quality. I wasn't expecting it to be much better on video since that is not it's primary purpose. It was much lower in noise so it appeared higher in resolution. Also there was no motion blur. I ran the test under the same type of lighting and same subject.