Pros High Definition.
Great Quality Video.
Cons buying expensive sdhc card.
Summary Great Camera for going on holidays or adventures.
Pros Price, HD video, durabilty.
Cons Having to buy a highspeed memory card that writes fast enough for the highest resoulution.
Summary Execellent buy, i have no complaints with the camcorder. I mainly use it to film me and my friends in the terrain park skiing/snowboarding works great. Perfect for action sports. Holds up in the toughest conditions. Easy to load the videos onto the computor. I would deffiently recomend this camcorder to anyone.
Pros Price, cameras with comparable features were much more expensive. Shoots decent video.
Cons no internal memery for base model, did not realize
Summary I bought the base model and I did not realize that it did not have internal memory. Since I had not bothered to research the memory I bought the one at best buy next to the HD cameras. I need a card with faster write speed to record HD video at the highest resolution. It would have helped if Best Buy put the appropriate cards next to the HD camcorders. Bottom line it is a great camera for the price It serves its purpose for me. All I need the camera for is to shoot family videos of the kidos playing sports, school activities, and the such.
Pros Good video, ease of use.
Cons The software is a glitchy piece of junk. Whoever was in charge of the software should be fired. It is mess trying to get video to your PC. It slows my computer to a crawl even though I have more than enough stuff inside to run the programs. I hate it
Summary It's a good camcamcorder. It's the software that makes me not like it very much. What good is being able to shoot good video if getting it to you PC is a slow and confusing mess. I mean HOURS to save to PC. Then HOURS to convert the videos. And it files your videos in bizarre places according to what it thinks the date is. So you could end up with video "HD-223" in the same file as "HD-999" even though they were shot months apart. The funny part is that all the videos in between could be in several different files as well. Maybe it's me, Maybe it's that I'm not a computer whiz. But should I have to be to use a video camera?The software may suck but at least it doesn't save your videos to MOD files!!! And even if it did, it comes with a coverter which allows you to convert your video to several formats. That alone makes it 100 times better than the JVC I bought. I finally had to put the JVC in the "old electronics" drawer and buy the Samsung.
Updated on Aug 21, 2010
Updated on Aug 21, 2010Oh yeah, and the program ALWAYS stops responding. For every second it runs, it stops responding for at least 20 seconds. Like I said, maybe it's me but I shouldn't have to be good at computers to use a VIDEO camera.