Top critical review
generally works pretty well
on April 19, 2013
I will write both positive and negative comments about the camera.
Positive: On a trip to Maui snorkeling, I used the camera with the underwater case(sold separately) and got the most unreal underwater video I have ever seen...colors captured, resolution and depth were superb. This camera excels at underwater video in my opinion, and you will not be disappointed if you get this camera for this purpose.
Have also gotten some pretty good video on my motorcycle, although video I have seen from gopro seems to exceed this camera now.
One more positive was I had the camera mounted to a headband in my helicopter tour filming, while I took still and video with a sony alpha 700 slr and canon point and shoot with high zoom(the model is eluding me at present). The camera took pretty decent video, but was nothing compared to the color quality taken by the canon point and shoot.
Negative: On the same trip, mounted the camera to the bike using a separately purchased handlebar mount. Even with laser guided mounting aid, the camera recorded mostly pavement as I biked down the Haleakala volcano, which was a huge disappointment, and a major reason I bought the camera in the first place. Not having a LCD screen to assess how filming is happening is a major downside of this camera, as ability to replay video and adjust the camera in the middle of filming would avoid wasted time having to repeat activities on different days, which I did not do. Also helpful would be to have a wider angle to help compensate for any mounting inaccuracies).
Overall I would rate this camera 7 out of 10.