I was very unhappy with this camcorder. This camcorder is what I would call an "off-brand." It's not what I would call the best camcorder to begin with but it is very inconvenient. To begin with, the videos that you record onto this camcorder do not record onto a disk or a tape they record onto a card.. This is very inconvenient because you have to take it out and put it into your computer and save it and do whatever you need to do with it rather than attach a cord into the USB and have it pop right up. Also, it's very hard to find what you need, the buttons are small and the menu is kinda screwy to navigate through. On the plus side, it is pretty compact and nice for a small price but unless you want to go through all that work I would not recommend this camcorder.