Summary: I have never had a camcorder before so cannot give a comparison but I have been pleasantly surprised as I had assumed as it was such a low price that it might be OK but nothing more. The recordings are very high quality and when viewed on our TV look the equal to HD channels. It is very easy to use just hold it in your hand and use your thumb.
Summary: Brought this camcorder to take on my hols with me this year.Firstly i was blown away by the size of it when i got it out the box fits into your pocket without any problem.The digital zoom on it is fantastic was out on my balconey and zommed in on lux liner which was by what i can say was good distance away and got a fantasic view on it without any sort of distortion what so ever.
Summary: I got this for the video rather than the photos. Snaps are fine but the video is excellent. Been using it for a couple of weeks now and really pleased with the results. Battery life is decent - controls are straight forward. I don't find it too fiddly but I have slim fingers. Very compact - seems reasonably well built. £165 on here and its leagues away from my previous Sony MiniDv camera. I am a happy customer!
Summary: I'm a blogger and travel a lot so needed a small lightweight video camera that is also cheap (in case of loss/thief and my insurance refuse to pay) and this camera fits the bill. The two main downsides are battery life but I also purchased two spares batteries :) and the fiddly small buttons which even with my smallish fingers are awkward to use.Plus sides far outweigh these though. Good image and audio quality,fits in your pocket, decent zoom and price.
Summary: A very competent piece of kit at a good price. Produces excellent quality videos & stills (simultaneously if required). Can be used either in with simple pre-sets or many advanced settings. A cosy pocketful!