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Excellent family HD video camera
on November 29, 2012
-This is not for long distance video like at a sporting event. It would work but you shouldnt expect zoom ability to be that good.
-Indoor lighting at night makes for acceptable video but not rich real life colors (this is why I give it 4 stars). Very good for day to day videos of kids though. Daytime indoor lighting is sufficient but not as good as being outdoors.
-Still pictures are not that good. I would compare them to basic mobile phones from 6-7 years ago when they were 1-2 mega pixels. Dont buy this for dual purpose video and pictures. However the photo camera is handy on occasion when you dont care too much about the quality of the image.
+Great picture when outdoor lighting is available.
+Sound quality is good. I havent noticed anything that was a disappointment or lacking.
+Simple functions. Easy to use. Very fast response time from powering on to actual recording. Very fast to shut off as well. No wait time when you end the video, its pretty much done as soon as you push the button or flip the head down.
+Power on is as simple as rotating the head up. Power off is the reverse. To view videos you can push one button and keep the lens stored.
+swiveling head is awesome. Even more useful than I thought it would be. I originally liked it because it protected the lens but I found that its a really cool feature for little kids to do their own self videos because they see themselves. Even baby's seem to be attracted to their own picture on the screen while it records.
+Lens and quality of camera has held up great for over 2 years of use. Its been thrown in back packs. Carried in my pocket. Handled by kids.
+Battery duration is so long I dont even think about it. Lasts for hours, I would assume 3-5 hours or more. Maybe longer. The charger is small and light weight. Easy to carry along in a bag.
+Storage card is a great feature. Easy to expand memory capacity. Obviously many other HD video cameras have non up-gradable capacity.
+Price is reasonable. Especially now that I have owned it and abused it for a couple years.
I bought this camera to record family holidays and whatever other events I might like when my DSLR isnt enough. It serves that purpose very well. I would buy this same camera again if it broke tomorrow.