You need to add in the cost of memory cards to your total package price.
Good overall video for the price.
Clear video even on the move.
Good hand grip with 78x enhanced optical zoom.
Good image quality
'With Instant AF enabled, the autofocus works quickly, and the Push AF, which activates an Instant AF override in manual-focus mode, speeds manual focus considerably.'
'very soft and noisy video'
'Easy to copy files onto an external source, just drag/drop. '
Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K)
'Low-light movies are particularly poor, though, due to heavy noise.'
'overall size small'
'We were pleasantly surprised by the smooth and speediness of the zoom function and the clarity of the footage we got.'
'Very easy to use'
Produces very soft and noisy video with noticeable fringing on subjects even at small sizes.
'Video looks sharp and clear in most lighting'
Impressive enhanced optical zoom
One of the least expensive camcorders out there with OIS and this zoom range
Good amount of storage with 4GB of built-in memory