We purchased this camcorder shortly after our son was born-to video him, of course! This was our first camcorder purchase and it's very mid-range, it seems. The camcorder is in an affordable price range, which was important to us. However, the videos are quite grainy, especially when taken inside. The camcorder seems especially sensitive to any low light. Outdoor videos are really quite good. I do like the size of the camcorder-it fits easily inside a palm and the controls for taking the video are easy to use, as well. However, the control buttons to allow you to review or delete scenes are very hard to manipulate and I have relatively small fingers. I think it would be next to impossible for anyone with medium to larger fingers to manipulate these buttons at all. The software that allows you to put your video on the computer and then edit it, is fairly easy to install and easy to use, as well.
Grand Rapids, MI