"Excellent for outdoor shooting & excellent stabilizer"4.0 starson by minn5781
Cons: Low light/Indoor shooting
Summary: The best part of this camera is probably its optical image stabilizer which makes the video still very calm even when walking and zooming which really impressed me. The image quality was also superior to the cameras I?ve used before. It?s also very easy to hook up the camera to my HDTV by using a component cable which was in the box. The image quality is far better than my cable TV by all means. Outdoor shooting is just perfect, especially when you?re not shooting against light. The size of the camera is just perfect and is very comfortable to hold it.
Now, here are the bad stuffs?right after unboxing, I went around my house to test the quality of this camera, but it disappointed me when it performed worse than expected in low light conditions. The images were very noisy when shot in low light conditions, however it portrayed the image without any loss of accuracy in terms of colors, etc. Later, I went out to a nearby helipad to shoot a helicopter takeoff, but it seems as if the SD60 has a difficult time focusing on the helicopter as it starts ascending, therefore causing very blurry images at some times.
Anyway, I would recommend this camera for people who just want to shoot this outdoors, etc. If not, I?d recommend they consider Canon or the new high-end camcorders released by Panasonic.