Pros small battery is awesome and video played back on an hd tv is just incredible 17m, also the zoom can focus really rapidly....
Cons There might be overkill on all the settings I usually just use the auto
Summary Very lite and small (compact) I first tried the SD version and was very disapointed then found this on sale for 299.00 and it was like night and day.... I would highly recommend this if you want to take it out of the box charge it and use without having to read a book or take a class.....
Pros Device is compact and light, has good features and easy to use. Battery life is excellent
Cons Static picture quality is great, but as soon as the lens scans over the image frame, picture quality degrades considerably.
Summary Yes, the device is compact and light, has nicefeatures and is easy to use. If you are looking for a HD camcorder to record HD video the way most people would understand HD quality to be, this is NOT the device that will deliver that to you.