Generally yes. The picture quality is excellent. equivant to a good DVD. Sound quality is also excellent without any humming or self generated background noise. However, I noticed that if I place the camera on a table for example and there is something off to the side but in the view of the camera, the auto focus will become confused and the person being filmed is then out of focus. Also, while they tout 120 minutes of recording, the best I've gotten without a re-start is about 70-minutes. ed
I think it's a good fit. There are not too many buttons and settings, so it shouldn't get too confusing. Definitely have someone show him the overall functions and even do some test runs with him. What a great idea!
It is a simple tool to use, but only has a two hour capacity limit before you have to download. If the vet is basically computer literate, I'd give it in a heartbeat. If however, he is not, then unless there is someone around him that can help download the videos to a computer and then recharge the camera, I would recommend some other means!
The Company going out of business really isn't cause of quality control.However,In my opinion,no. i would get him a mini DV camera or a webcam that's easy to set up. Webcam would be best as there's no time limit and it stays plugged into the computer...no need to remove or insert anything.It IS a great little camcorder, I use mine all the time, but to tell stories that are of any great length...I would go with a good HD webcam with a built in mic...most are built in these days anyways...ie: Microsoft Lifecam.