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Good mini-camcorder but No 4X Optical - 4 X Digital Blur
on May 25, 2012
I purchased one of these about a month ago and I love it but.... First, I couldn't hear the sound when playing back video on the unit except very faintly. This was fixed after Customer Service told me to download newer software from their website. Also, if you increase the DIGITAL magnification (there is NO optical magnification) to the higher levels, what you get is a close up blurry image. It also sucks as a camera and chews through batteries. Taking a couple of hours of video pretty much uses up all your battery charge.
So, with all this, why do I love it? It is really compact and lightweight, small enough to easily fit into a shirt pocket. It takes good videos and they're easy to upload to the PC (via USB connection) and from there to the internet. Because I've gotten accustomed to carrying it I've gotten a lot of videos I would have missed, or have had to make a lot of prep to take with my older camcorder. This is the perfect cam for people with kids to catch special impromptu moments or to catch other things where you wish you had something to record them.
Great carry along mini-camcorder but not great as a camera or for magnified images.