First of all, the body is nicely designed. It sits comfortably in the palm on your hand, and the buttons are relatively easy to reach. This digital camcorder is really lightweight at 0.21 pounds and is small enough to fit in a large jacket pocket at 3.9x0.6x2.2 inches. One additional thing, however, needs to be said about the buttons. They’re a little too responsive. You need to give them a light touch, or you’ll have a lot of trouble with the menus.
The camcorder comes with a two-inch LCD screen, which is smaller than the average camcorder, but comparable to most in this price range. It has a built-in microphone and CMOS optical sensor. One surprising item included in the box is the HDMI cable.
The portability is just the first thing that stands out about the design. The camcorder comes with a removable battery, and the USB connector is at the bottom. What’s really nice about the USB connector is that it easily folds up into its compartment, and the compartment clicks when it’s opened or closed. This means that you never have to wonder if it’s really closed. The location of the USB connector is also nice. It doesn’t interfere with the tripod port.
Speaking of the tripod port, you’re probably going to want to invest in a small, inexpensive tripod. The camcorder does not come with optical image stabilization, which means that your video is going to be blurry unless you have really steady hands.