I have always bought Sony camcorders in the past, but thought I would try something different for a change. I have not used it much yet (tend to use more on holidays) but it seems easy enough to use. The quality of the picture when you zoom out is not good and it does not seem as clear indoors or in low light. But, for the price I paid for it, I am happy enough with it. I only really need something to capture some moments throughout the year on.