"I'd say, you get what you pay for, really applies here!"2.5 starson by wildbillsout
Pros: Great for the beach or pool. The camcorder is very easy to use and unless you have shaky hands, it will give a steady picture. Battery life is exactly what you would expect, try the new lithium-iron 1.5V rechargeable AAA's! Operates much longer!
Cons: A little hard to hang on to. Needs a sure-grip material on the housing body and battery cover. Don't use regular AAA batteries. They will die, in the middle of the fun.
Summary: I'd say that you'd be safe to purchase this camcorder for a first camcorder, for you or you kids, to get used to operation and handling issues. If you find that you will rarely use it, you will not be out of a fistful of dollars, collecting dust in your closet.