I've read a number of general HD camcorder reviews which state that consumer HD camcorders generally don't perform very well. Well, this small HD camcorder is excellent! My wife and I were blown away by how crisp the videos look on my PC and HDTV, even indoor footage under fluorescent lighting. The camcorder is bigger than Flip-size camcorders (which is great because that allows it to fit the nice 10x optical zoom lens), but still far smaller than mini-DV camcorders. It fits nicely in the palm of your hand. Storing video and pictures on the SD card also makes it a snap to move video or pictures to the PC.
This will be going everywhere with our family--soccer games, band recitals, etc. The widescreen lens will also ensure the entire game play can fit into the scene. As my kids' soccer coach, this will be great for reviewing game footage and creating team highlight videos!
I was really pleased with this camera, when i first got it and still am up to this day, I love the touchscreen features and the great quality of video. It's a great little camera for home videos or for ball games. Love it!!!