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Ridiculous price hike.
on August 26, 2015
I bought this in the summer of 2011. Back then it was around $118. I really love how convenient it is. I have to replace it soon because it has started to shut off on it's own even when there is plenty of battery life. Back then, it was an extraordinary deal. It also takes nice pictures. I've been very lucky.
It is unfortunate how much the price has been jacked up. The overall video quality is not nearly good enough to justify charging people $400 for this, especially when using the zoom...extremely grainy. I don't even bother using the zoom past a couple clicks. The picture quality is really terrible when it's near max zoom. As much as I have loved my zi8, I can't give it more than 2 stars at this ridiculous price point and there are better quality video cameras for the price they are offering it at now.
A few years ago, it deserved 5 + stars. I can't help but think that the sellers are taking advantage of the past reviews of this product when it actually was a great deal.