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Nice Specs on Paper, Worthless in the Real World
on November 11, 2009
After reading the specs I had high hopes for this camera. Unfortunately, it failed to perform in every way. The build quality was cheap and flimsy, the controls were awkward and counterintuitive, the video was unwatchable, and the stills weren't sharp. Thankfully, Amazon accepted my return.
First, the PROS:
--It is small.
Then, the CONS:
--The control buttons are recessed and difficult to press. Usually I would have to press a button several times before it actually worked. When in still camera mode there is no audio or visual confirmation that you have actually taken a photo so you never know for sure until you scan through the images and video saved.
--The video is violently shakey and not as sharp as 1080p should be. Even on a tripod the video shook and wobbled. Basically the video is unwatchable. Everything looks like "Blair Witch Project" outtakes.
--Video and stills are grainy in any light, indoors or out. Don't bother trying to use it in low light.
--The audio is average.
In short, a very disappointing product that has turned me off to the compact video camera segment.