"Cute crippled Camera"3.0 starson by mfmenard
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!