Very nice HD video for the money ($200). Sound is OK, run time seems good, everything works well. Will I keep it???? The stablization is bad, especially at the high resolution. If you use a tripod you can get nice HD but not as good as the 700 to 1,000 models. These priced models are better built, have more functions, but cost alot more. With this model you can go with 1080i at 30 fmp, 720 at 60 frames, DVD mode, and YouTube mode. It has a small light and takes up to 8MP pictures (OK but not great). I tried the stabization software but it did not seem to help much. If the picture was not shaky, I would solidly recommend this camcorder.