I've had this camera since 2006 and its still working perfectly. The construction is solid and feels very well built. The video quality is great and far superior to Digital Cameras aimed more at photos (including my own other camera which has higher mega-pixel rating). It takes decent photos but is more suited to video. Features a proper Optical zoom and not just a digital version.
Obviously products have moved on a lot soince this was released with HD etc but if the newer Sanyos have the same quality then I will definitely buy again.
I picked this camera so wasn't expecting anything eath shattering. However it has more than fulfilled my requirements. First there is no tape (big plus!), it came with a 1Gb card, it takes great video and still shots (better than my Pentax Optio with 1 Mega pixel more defintition), it's easy to use, it's easy to download files. A real winner . . . . . and they have discontinued it!