Pros + Camcorder is extremely light, and has a cheap, plasticy feel
+ Great video quality
+ Screen is bright and easy to see
Cons - No 5 pin cable with USB to transfer video's / pics to your PC
Summary I do like this camcorder, but it does have some flaws. I have used this quite a bit since I got it, and it works well for most home projects, such as recording family gatherings. I'll break down how I felt about it.
-Look and Feel
This camcorder is extremely light, and has a cheap, plasticy feel. It's almost like I could crush it but just holding it too tight. Every time I open the screen, I'm afraid I'm going to rip it off. I do realize I have quite large hands and fingers, but this is just so small and feels easily broken. Also on the note of my hands, the buttons can be a little difficult for me to manipulate without constantly adjusting how I am holding the camcorder. However, this might just be an issue with me. I love that the lens cover is built in with a switch on the front.
I personally dislike touch screens on cameras/camcorders. However, most needed functions can be controlled without ever using it, so it's not a big issue. The screen is bright and easy to see, and I like how the information displayed onscreen is minimal. Navigating the menus was a challenge for me, I often misclicked what I was trying to do. This was especially the case when displaying the videos on my TV. It's much easier to use a SD card and a computer. I also don't like the fact that video and sound from the camcorder while on standby are outputted by HDMI. It makes it where there is feedback as soon as you turn your TV over to it. I don't see any practical use for such a feature anyway.
The video quality greatly varies depending on what scene you are shooting. Bright, outdoor scenes come out fairly clean, whereas darker indoor scenes have a bit of noise. This is to be expected of a camcorder in this price range, though. Even on the highest quality setting, the videos are not what most people consider "high-quality". Again, for the price, it's about what is expected. You can view videos directly from the camcorder, through HDMI, or transfer them to a PC. I use a SD card, so I simply took this out and plugged it into my computer.
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Bottom Line: If you are looking to make home videos that have a decent quality, then this camcorder will be exactly what is needed. If you plan on making higher quality videos for either internet or film, though, you may want to look to something more expensive.