Sommaire: Unfortunately, I dropped by 2009 Xacti camera (unknowingly) in the sand, on the beach. After we recovered it, several hours late, it was ruined beyond repair; sand and surf had killed it! Since I was used to the operation of this camera, I wanted one just like it. Hence, we ordered the new, improved model. It's a joy to own and operate; I look forward to making more memories on film, using this outstanding camcorder!!
Sommaire: The camera is normally good as I have had one of these in the past and that lasted years. This one however gave up the ghost a few weeks into use. The lack of rating is due entirely to the seller who did not want to adhere to the sales of goods act and arrange the repair of said camera. After numerous emails asking for them to repair the camera they continually fobbed me off with a warranty repair that I had to organize my self.
Sommaire: Needed a camera to record my new little one growing up but didn't have a lot to spend. For a little camera it has alot of punch not full HD but HD. Full swivel view finder and can take photos while filming. One downside is no light when filming. I bought case extra battery, charger and extra memory cards from amazon. They all came but in separate packages. Still using it 3 years later as you can pop it in your jacket pocket. Smart phones may have taken over though.