I know I am spoiled, but I must have been a very good girl last year as I also received for Christmas the Samsung Digital Shoot & Share memory camcorder. This camera is amazing. It fits in the palm of my hand and is easy as pie to use. It comes with software which makes it easy to upload videos to U-tube directly from the camera.
This camera has lots of setting to help you achieve the best video quality possible. It has settings for snow, backlighting, sports, portrait, spotlight, beach, high speed, food, waterfall, manual and auto. You can also set it for auto, daylight, cloudy, fluorescent lighting, tungsten lighting, and custom white balance. The exposure and the shutter on the camera can be automatic or manual depending on your preference.
There is a focus selection which includes auto focus, face detection or manual focus. It even includes an anti-shake selection for times when you may be in a situation which is unsteady. You can change the digital effect from normal to Black and White or Sepia, Negative, Art, Emboss, Mosaic, Mirror, Pastel, Cosmetic and Stepprinting.
There are four photo resolution settings from TV Super Fine, TV Fine, TV Normal and Web & Mobile, and a wind cut setting for recording during high winds. Options to turn the voice mute on or off, the Backlight on or off, and the Interval Record on or off. There is a fader setting which can be set to Off, In or Out or In-Out, as well as a guideline that places lines across the viewing screen either in a cross, grid or safety zone. The Settings area allows you to check the amount of storage available, the format, and the file number.
There are two record buttons one on the outside of the camera and another on the fold out screen. The screen also rotates 360 degrees, as does the hand grip enabling you to take video from any angle.The screen itself has great resolution allowing you to view what you are recording.
This camera has every bell and whistle you could ever need. I look forward to using this camera for many years to come to video tape anything and everything. I definitely recommend this camera to anyone who wants a small lightweight video camera that will do whatever you need it to.