Pros + It's very easy to use
+ Sound is good
+ Picture is good
+ Great low level lighting shots
+ Lots of internal memory
+ Great battery life
Cons - Slow load time
- Can not automatically go back to record/picture mode from the viewing menu
Summary Before buying this camera, we read reviews for it at several different places. A couple of reviews said they didn't know why people were complaining about a strange red streak at the corner of the view finder. I can't find the reviews that said there was a problem with this, so I bought the camera and the first thing I saw was a red streak - actually more like a red smear acros the middle of the view finder. I downloaded the videos and pictures that I took to my computer and low and behold - the red smear is on them.*** P.S. If you will buy this Camcorder I suggest you have compare prices before you decide at: www.amazon.com/gp/*************?ie=UTF8&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%****%2Foffer-listing%2FB003DZ1224%3Fie%3DUTF8%26ref_%3Ddp_olp_new_map%26condition%3Dnew%23&tag=***************&********=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957
I just got this camera and haven't had time to learn all the bells and whistles, however from what I have used on it so far, I love it. It's very easy to use and the sound is good. The picture is good and now I feel like a dummy because I missed one little piece of plastic that nearly made me send this camera back. I had checked all the places where they have the plastic (and yes they do have plastic on the end of the battery) but I missed the one that was directly on the small part of the lens - not the view finder. It had a red streak on it and therefore, that is why my pictures and video's had the red smear. Removed it and now the camera is fine.
This seems to be a great value so far. Can't wait to really use it and use all the features. I do have to say that it is strange that when we called the company to ask what could be causing the red smear, they said they had no idea and said I should send it back and they would send us another one. I would have thought that maybe they would have asked if we had found that tiny lens plastic.
Updated on Aug 5, 2011
Updated on Jan 19, 2012Edit,
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Pros HD video recording, compact, instant Youtube uploading with the Youtube hot button.
Cons Only 4gb memory, can be expanded with up to 32gb sd.