I am an investigative reporter and was in need of more updated undercover recording devices. The video quality is not HD in terms of broadcast standards, but when it comes to undercover video you can get away with a little less than a crystal clear picture. Most importantly this camera works well in average lighting and the microphone is very good at picking up whatever it is pointed at.
My only complaint is that it has a flashing blue light when it is in record mode. I just put some gaffer tape around it, leaving a small hole to see the indicator light, which made it much easier to conceal.