Yes. I don't use the cables so I'm not sure how that works; I always use the SD card to transfer to my computer. I've been using the second best setting to record my son's soccer games. I've uploaded the edited, highlight videos to Youtube & considering the loss of quality on rendering they are still pretty good. I recently uploaded a full game directly to Youtube (in parts) this time without editing so there was no loss of quality on rendering, & the quality even using second highest is excellent for our purposes. (If you search soccer & the camera model number the videos should show up).