Pros It is small and attractive
It activates quickly
Cons Controls are poorly placed requiring 2 hands.
No option f/manual focus. Poor Auto-focus.
Can't change battery.
25 Minute limit on video clips regardless of memory!!!!
Camera stops recording without notice.
Summary I won this camera and was initially thrilled (i never win anything). However, once I started using it day-to-day, I realized that the camera is really a scam to get you to buy another camera. Focus is often poor, particularly on still photos. I avoid the 1080 mode due to reported issues and find the 720 mode excellent, that is until I learned that all recording are limited to 25 minutes. I found this out by having the camcorder stop recording without me realizing it after 25 minites (I had memory for over 8 hours available). I doubt that the camera would sell if they clearly stated this limit on the box. Who wants to be worrying about constantly monitorng how close to 25 minutes one is at? In sporting events, you want to focus on the event, not the red dot on your camera! Very disappointing to say the least and deceptive in my opinion. I used to like the Sony brand, but when they start pulling stunts like this and provide a crippled product without making it clear on the box, I lose respect. I'm tired of manufacturers deceiving me about the abilities of their product.. The moral of the story: Look for length limits on any camera you buy!
Pros great video, long battery life. good stills
Cons gotta have motion eleminating software for sure. You can hear when you press the zoom button on the video. Low light is ok.... not great
Summary best bang for the buck over the mino or zi6. Love it.
Pros Easy to handle, easy buttona, good looks, superior HD quality in moderate to bright sunlight, up to 100 mins battery life. Easy for ineternet upload siftware. Low light photography is better than many I have seen.
Cons The biggest drawback is inability to use window media player or moviemaker, one has to buy expensive thirs party or sony vegas. MS sticks are expensive also
Summary Worth the money ( MS sticks and DVD software elsewhere.) Camera quality is excellent. Wish either Sony or Microsoft update the free softwares to be able to produce HD DVDs from this MPEG4 videos.
"cute camera"on by Nola_M
Pros takes nice pictures
Cons it only records for 25 minuts then shuts off.
Pros Nice design, starts up very quickly, photo and movie buttons for easy video and photo shooting.
Cons Video and photo quality is terrible when using zoom.
Auto focus is not good
Summary At first, I thought this was a great camera. But now that I got it, it's not as good as I thought. It's little and nice looking, but the picture and video quality is terrible, especially when using zoom to take pictures at a distance. Even with little zoom, the pictures look like an "oil painting", with little patches of colors. Video quality isn't too bad, but again, zoom isn't very good. Not something I would get. I'd rather get regular camera with video function at this price.