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Pretty good video - Focus is not so hot
on July 29, 2012
After using this cam for a while, I'm not so impressed. The focus is not good.
For the money, it's an OK camera, but as soon as I can afford to I'm moving up.
I bought this camera because I didn't have a lot of money to spend, and, frankly, I've gotten burned too many times by more expensive video cameras that simply died for no apparent reason. I've only had it about two weeks. It's performed well, the video quality is fine.
Within 3 days the lens cover which is supposed to snap open automatically, started sticking part-way open. It's east enough to flick it with a finger but annoying.
The flip-out viewing screen is nearly impossible in most lighting situations. I compose by guessing that I'm aiming at what I want. There is just enough detail in the screen to verify it. No biggie for me, because I;ve gotten pretty good at that over years of taking photos with bad eyesight. I could not use a right-eye viewfinder if it had one because of my bad right eye.
Overall, it seems to be a good cam for the money.
I'll follow up in a few months with a longer-range review.