E165127 - HP High-Definition 1080p Camcorder w/Software,4GB SD Card&Case
I've always wanted the Flip but way too pricey. Got this one instead. Was hesitant at first but I printed the manual on how to use it. Played with it a few times and now I'm lovin it! I use it right now at my daughter's swimming class and when I uploaded it on my laptop it was clear. My husband couldn't believe the quality for this price. I don't use it for pictures though, coz I have my digital camera. GUYS, READ THE MANUALS and you'll enjoy this camcorder especially if you have small kids to record/film their milestones. Also very easy to download to youtube.
Love this little Camera
I bought this despite the bad reviews and love it. The quick start guide is not really correct which may have caused the bad reviews. When you get the camera install the battery and let it fully charge. When the light is steady your ready. Turn it on and press the ok button to access the menu. Arrow > over to the tools icon and press ok, you will want to format the SD card first, put the SD card in the slot and choose the format option, make sure the hour glass comes up and formats the SD card.
If you don't do this the camera won't operate at all.
This is really such a fun camera, videos and pictures and such a good size. Great gift idea.
Not MAC compatible, poor video
Quality was not good, and was not compatible with Mac computers.
BEAUTIFUL BLUE POOR QUALITY
. I PURCHASED THIS FOR MY SON'S SKI TRIP, HE REALLY LIKE THE CAMCORDER. I USED IT TO TAKE STILL PICTURES AND THE PICTRES WERE BLURRY, HOWEVER WHEN I USED IT TO CAPTURE THE TWO FOOT OF FALLING SNOW WE RECIEVE HERE ON THE NOTHEASTERN, THE VIDEO WAS BEAUTIFUL. POOR QUALITY IN THE SOUND IT'S VERY LOW FOR A CAMCORDER. BUYER BEWARE NOT WORTH THE MONEY. I GAVE IT 2 STARS FOR LOOKS AND IT'S SMALL, CAN FIT IN YOU POCKETS. BUT DISAPPOINTED IN HP FOR LACK OF QUALITY IN THIS PRODUCT.
Over the year 2009, I bought 6 different digital cameras, or camcorders, for my upcoming trip to Europe, in January, 2010; they were all returned! This camcorder was the 7th, that I bought...and, it turned-out to be exactly what I was looking-for. For starters, the video resolution is CRYSTAL-CLEAR; the colors true-to-life, and vibrant. I have found that it truly is HIGH DEFINITION, in every respect. (If there is one thing that I did not care for, it was that the "audio" on the videos was "tinny". HOWEVER...When I watched those exact same videos on my computer, the audio was as CLEAR, as could be!) My videos of Bavaria, as well as footage that I shot from various aircraft... going to and from Europe...of the Alps, and other geographical points, from 33,000 ft... are astounding! This little camcorder is one of the best things that I EVER purchased, and I give thanks, everyday, that I found a camcorder worthy of a much-anticipated trip, abroad! It was the best "traveling-companion" that a 65 year-old woman, traveling alone, could have had. Thanks to QVC, and to Hewlett-Packard for an amazing value!
An Excellent Product When Properly Operated.
I purchased this product for myself, this past December, upon viewing the demonstration on QVC. I always mentor my friends to READ THE OPERATOR'S MANUAL on ANY high-tech item they purchase! This digital camcorder records in varying resolutions and scene modes, so if you are unknowingly on VGA mode and are showing your videos on a 1080p TV, there will be less than satisfactory results! Equally, if you are shooting in Landscape mode and attempt to record kids playing or pets running or inside-the-home scenes, they will view as blurry as the device is set for distant targets in that mode. As "inconvenient" as taking the time to simply READ the Operator's Manual, which is on the CD that comes with it, may be to some ... you will quickly come to learn the various settings, both manual and "AUTO" that will be appropriate for the scenes, people, landscapes and others and you WILL get EXCELLENT results with it when you take the time to LEARN how to use it properly. As an individual who has achieved a semi-professional status in digital photography, I've NEVER been a fan of ANY "auto" setting, although I understand many other folks desire that as an "easy" alternative. I have had NO difficulties with this product and I recommend it HIGHLY!
not clear videos
I returned this camera. I wasn't happy with the quality of the videos I made.
I got this as a christmas gift for a family member, thinking that its " Hewlet packard- must be good" We could not get it to function properly, the battery compartment cover would not stay on. Loved the little screen, would have loved to keep it. I watched the full presentation on QVC, did not hear anyone say that it wasn't MAC compatible, or even in the description online. Sending it back
Good buy for the price
I bought this for myself and really love it. I've had other camcorders and didn't use them like I do this one because of its size and convenience. I have had absolutely no problem with setup, usage, or quality. Will never use my other camcorders again either inside or out.
Can't believe it's HP
I bought this camera for my daughter for Christmas becasue it was cute, it had the fold out screen, and it was an HP product. I thought for sure that becasue it was an HP that it would be a pretty good deal...Boy was I wrong! The video quality was awful and when the videos were played through the Nero 9 program, they didn't run smoothly. This is probably one of my worst QVC purchases considering the fact that it was for my daughter and she wanted it so badly. VERY DISAPPOINTING!!!
Great inexpensive camcorder
I didn't expect much from this tiny camcorder as I have seen earlier models of other manufacturers and the resolution was terrible. What a pleasant surprise to see such good resolution as ease of operation from this tiny camcorder. Have yet to plug into my HD tv to see the videos but they look great on my computer. I can see that some people miss the instruction book but it is on the cd if needed. The camcorder is very user friendly - just sit and play with it for a while and you are off recording everything in sight.
Good purchase for a little camera/camcorder
It takes good pics (not great) for only being a 5 mega pixel camera. The camcorder is better when it 's switched to HD and especially when you watch it on either Plasma or LCD HD television (the Best!). I have never had any issues with charging like the other reviewers as a matter of fact it charged-up in no time at all and it holds charge for a really long time. The movie and sound quality is very good (no issues with the sound either). The 4GB SDHC card that's included is pretty good but I'm thinking of buying the 8GB SDHC Video HD to get the best quality! I love the portability of this camera/camcorder you can fit it right in your pocket and/or purse, very cute! I'm going to use the camcorder for an upcoming June wedding!!