Pros Good long zoom for a cheap camera, good in low light and indoor situations, built in USB and a back up USB port that IS compatible with a standard 5 pin USB cable should the built-in fray or stop working. Expandable memory with SDHC cards up to 32 GB, pl
Cons It is Standard Definition, and the lower resolution really makes it best for posting to sites like Youtube, etc, rather than trying to make some fancy DVD quality movie. Will look horrible on a high definition screen, due to resolution differences.
Summary Good bang for the buck, a great starter or Webvideo producing camera. Do not go into a $250-300 camcorder with lofty expectations of Hollywood style grandeur, and you'll be decently satisfied.
Pros small, good zoom if you can use it. It is absolutely wonderful if used for extreme closeups. Else your old tape camera is better.
Cons video quality low. there is practically no difference in picture quality between HD and SP. Bright sunny day-back lit display is useless. Has many useless presets. Has two USB connect options Why???. The format is proprietary anyway. You can not plug and
Summary Buy this camera if you are posting low-res videos on youtube or working with closeups. Useless for family vacations. If you have large flat screen tv playing back your videos will tearjerking.