Awesome Little Camcorder!!!!!
EASY TO USE, great video quality, software easy to install and use.
Battery a bit hard to put on, battery life is short, Spare batteries are spendy.
The Bottom Line:
This camcorder is GREAT for people who want something to record family memories.
This camcorder is INCREDIBLY easy to use. I had it out of the box and after the battery charged (120 mins later), I was testing the camcorder out.
All I did was set the "Easy" function (explained in the manual) and I was using the camcorder in a matter of minutes. The Touchpad viewfinder/monitor is awesome, and makes the camcorder extremely user-friendly. This really is a "Point & Shoot" camcorder.
The docking station is very easy to hook up to the computer, by way of the provided USB cable. The video quality of the camcorder looks great on my computer (I'm using Windows XP Home), and the audio quality is just as good as the video quality, on the computer.
I haven't tried hooking the camcorder up to my 40" LCD TV to see how the video looks on that, but I'm perfectly happy with the way it looks and sounds on my computer.
I haven't used the still image function on the camcorder and don't plan to. That's why I have a 5.0 MP digital camera. I use this camcorder strictly for video taking during trips, birthdays, vacations, family gatherings, etc.
I also have not tried the one button "Disc Burn" function yet. But I'll be trying that out some time soon.
This camcorder does have a few downfalls, but the pros FAR outweigh the cons. Also, if you're going to buy this camcorder, you might wanna consider putting out the money to get a good quality carrying case, and an extra battery.
Overall, I'm extremely happy with the purchase of my new camcorder, and don't see myself needing another one in the near future.