I don't know where all the positive reviews are coming from but this AIPTEK Digital Camcorder features a lot of failures after a few weeks of using the video camera device myself. I've have disconnection malfunctions with this camera and even had trouble turning it off. You would think that it would feature a light sensitivity element within the camcorder but it doesn't, all the photos taken from the device were dark in normal indoor or low light conditions. I found the battery life on this camcorder to be ridiculous, you would think that the brand new that you planned to actually use the device but it drains the battery fast so good luck ever being able to actually use it for long periods of time. The USB Port features this cheap cover which is only a matter of time that it will simply break off unless you never want to upload your photos and videos from the device to your computer, others it's just a cheap design to keep dust from getting in there which will be inevitable, it's just a bad design plain and simple. Be aware that this camcorder has virtually no built-in memory whatsoever so you will have to pay out of your pocket again to buy a memory card. I could continue on but I will stop here, just avoid this camcorder and look for a different brand as this one is just hopeless and fails miserably by its bad design and camera performance.