Please be careful when you purchase the item, especially from Amazon.
That's where we bought it, and we cannot say anything about other suppliers.
Firstly, brilliant feature of this camera is a 8GB built in memory.
Even when you will forget a memory card, as long as the build in memory is still available, you're on the safe side.
In this range there are three different models of camcorders with similar spec.
And they are easy to distinguish: SD-60 - no build-in memory, just a card slot; TM-55 - 8GB build in + a card slot, and HS60 - the most expensive one with a build in 120GB hard drive. If you manage to buy TM-55 in the price range of SD-60, what can be done from time to time on special offers, that's perfect.
But, the camera can be supplied with two different battery packs.
The advertised model comes (according to the advertised spec) with more expensive almost 4 hours of recording time batteries pack.
Unfortunately the one you get, comes with a smaller batteries, half the size, and if you would like to update by any chance it's an over 50GBP additional expense.
As the only way to solve any problems with Amazon is to return the item, sometimes this might be too much of a hassle.
For example, we bought this camera for our baby's arrival, and we do not have time now to send it back.
As you will notice 'contact the seller' option does not exist either.
Still within a budget of +/- 300GBP this is the model we found quite tempting.
Good luck with your purchase, I hope that the 4hr battery life model exist somewhere there :) and that you'll be the lucky one.