I bought this one in a previous woot for 30 bucks more that it’s in today’s, but I don’t regret it.
It’s a great little shooter, with good picture quality for both movies and stills, even under low light conditions. But, I want to emphasize that it’s just good, not great and much less excellent, so don’t expect it to replace your uber-expensive camcorder/camera.
I carry it with me most of the time in my car or in my backpack, because you’ll never know when the next viral video moment will pop up in front of your eyes and you don’t want to be unprepared for it. It’s acceptably fast from off to shooting, taking about 4 seconds.
No, it can’t be used as webcam.
No, it doesn’t shoot clips over 20 minutes each.
No, it doesn’t come with a strap or a bag.
No, it doesn’t shoot stills while you’re recording a video (except during the first 20 seconds).
No, you can’t use flash while shooting video.
No, it doesn’t have any in-camera post processing for images/videos.
No, it doesn’t snap the time/date to the pictures/movies.
Yes, it records stereo sounds.
Yes, it has an optical zoom.
Yes, it keeps the focus while you zoom in/out.
Yes, it has a flash for pictures you can enable/disable.
Yes, it shoots HD videos (1080p, 720p).
Yes, it has a still motion mode, but you can’t control the time between shots.
Yes, it has image stabilization, although don’t have to expect too much from it.
Yes, it can be tripod-mounted.
Yes, it has a HDMI port.
Yes, it can be recharged via USB.
There are only two things that bugged me at the beginning but I got used to them:
It doesn’t keep the numbering of the images/videos and restarts it back to 1 when you wipe out the SD card.
When you connect it to your PC to download the images/videos through its USB dongle, only the internal memory is recognized by Windows as a storage device, which means you can’t download what’s stored in the SD card. However as almost every new laptop/desktop now comes with a SD card reader, you can just take the SD card out of the camera and download your pictures.
PS. As an unrelated comment, I wonder why Woot changed the word fl.ash to Flesh during comment preview (and maybe after posting)???