Pros Very good video quality. Stills are solid. Mp3 Player sounds great and is easy to Transfer music to. Very Compact for this kind of device. Interesting control scheme.
Cons The Joystick is a Bit Tricky at Times. Sometimes you'll finger will Get in the Way of the Shot. Includes Terris and Some other Games on it But the Controls are Terrible.
Summary This Camcorder is also a Voice recorder, MP3 player, and a game player.
First the Camcorder. Very good quality for the price. Not the best, but FAR from the worst. Great for a teen to put Youtube/myspace/car ******** videos on the internet. Although your hand might get in the way if your not careful. I manage to avoid it alot and I have BIG hands. Works well in low light places. U can swivel the screen '180 to take videos of yourself if thats your thing.
Now the Camera. Pretty much the same as the camcorder. Plus the flash is very bright and will fill up the room with little problem. Swivel the screen again for self portraits.
MP3 Player. Included with the camcorder is some earbuds to listen to vids and music if u want. Quality is solid and getting MP3's there is simply sticking the USB cable into the computer and getting into the file and moving music from the folder into the MP3 folder of the device.
Other stuff. Never bothered to toy with the voice recorder but expect the same audio as if u we're making a video. Included with the device u get Earbuds, A/V cable to play stuff on your TV. Although quality isn't perfect cause of the big screen. Rechargable battery lasts a while and takes about 4 hours to charge according to vupoint website. Takes SD cards up to 1GB also according to Vupoint, BUT other people and reviews are saying it will support 2 and 4GB cards but I can't confirm that. More stuff including a wrist strap and a little pouch to carry it.
Overall its a great device for anyone who wants a good camcorder at a budget price. Since it can be your camera and MP3 Player aswell, Shell out the $150 at Wal-mart or $148 Shipped at Newegg as of 9/4/07. Don't forget a few SD cards because you'll fill it fast if u use it for all 3 things as I do.
Pros DVD/Tv show recorder, Clear pictures, GAMES, MP3 Player, ULTRA DURABLE, can read 2GB memory card, bright flash
Cons Joystick is way too touchy, video could be clearer, bright flash
Summary I bought 2 of these camcorders on ebay for $75.00 each, after my friend bought one and showed it to me. These are one of the best buys I have ever made.
Not only is it a camera and camcorder, but it also...
-can record and play dvds, and tv shows
-has a couple little games that you can play
Its not a high def camcorder and dont have advanced photo options like macro and shutter priority and all that, but is still a great item!
*** ALSO.... It is very durable!!!!!!!
I lost my vupoint for a week and couldnt find it anywhere. Mind you it was winter time and had just snowed 3 inches.
When the snow melt I found it laying outside of my fiance's house on the ground.
It went through a week of rain, snow and ice and I thought I was doomed!
I took it inside and charged it and it turned right on. NOTHING WAS WRONG WITH IT!!!
(only needed to clean the fog off the lens) I might have just been lucky
All in all this camera is great for your 1st camera, for your kids or if you just want a point and shoot with more features.
I put the flash as a pro and con because it is really bright and can either make or break close up pics
The joystick is real touchy and on one of mine I had to superglue the joystick in place but I just use the remote.
Although the user manual says that it can only read up to 1GB memory card, I can use a 2 GB in mine (dont know if it can read any higher)
Another good thing... I emailed vupoint customer service and told them that one of them didnt come with a battery and remote and asked where I could get one....they sent them to me free of charge!
BUY ONE AND ENJOY!!!
Pros Great video quality, 5 mp CMOS sensor, small, rechargable battery, price, large view display
Cons zoom, memory capacity, a little awkward to hold
Summary This is a great camcorder. Much better than I expected. The quality of the video is excellent. The only drawbacks were that the video quality is greatly reduced if you zoom. Granted it is an inexpensive camcorder with a digital zoom. The other drawbacks were that when I was pushing the record or menu buttons, my fingers tended to get in the way of the lens. Also, it would be great if the camera supported the larger SD cards available these days, like the 2 or 4 GB cards. None of these in my mind degrade what this camera is intended to be. I will now hang up the JVC GR500 mini-DV in favor of the Vupoint. I highly recommend the Vupoint for all but the most serious videographers who don't mind lugging all that equipment around. I'd rather haul my three kids and still be able to capture all their moments!
"great device"on by rub3n1
Pros All its capabilities
Cons joystick is a bit sensitive
Pros Excellent definition for their size compact, very good Mp3, design well favored,
Cons Manual leaves the desire, really difficult to read Manufacture may improve, battery consumes rapid, better always take a battery extra
Summary Patience in dealing with the controls because they are small and responds rapid.