I bought this camera about 3 months ago and have been ever so pleased with my purchase. i have done several recordings since the day i bought it and have not had a problem yet. The picture quality is sensational and the camera is so easy to use, you just get it out off the box and can start using it instantly. this camera is really easy to connect to a computer with its usb lead which just pops out of the camera. i think the touch screen buttons are a really good idea but the only downside to this feature is that sometimes you hit the wrong button by accident and it can get quite frustrating. the sound quality is average i would reccomend you buy a microphone but is okay for recording real time events. the software is rubbish no point in using it just stick too one you already have. i would also recommend another battery because it will go quite quickly.