Years ago I used to haul a huge video tape camera round on holiday. That now seems like the dark ages. This little camcorder is a gem. It is the size of a mobile phone with a good sized flip out screen. It is easy to set up and operate. As soon as I took it out of the box it felt like quality and it certainly performs like quality. Movies and stills are excellent. The stills facility is 12 megapixels. I purchased a good quality 32gb micro card which will allow many hours of filming. Movies can be filmed in two formats simultaneously, HD and compressed file which allows ease of downloading to social media sites for those so inclined. This camcorder can be set to film in a variety of light conditions from snow scenes to sunsets. I took a long time to make up my mind which camera to purchase and looked at many reviews. I am so glad I settled for this one. I purchased through Amazon for just over £50, ordering late one afternoon and received it next morning. If you want a highly portable, good performing camcorder then this could be the one.