My wife had to have this camera and it was only used a few times before the zoom feature toggle broke. It is a very slim and lightweight camera. The battery lasted from first charge until the toggle broke so that is a bright spot. I was very impressed with the image quality having high megapixels and the SD card was great so I could easily transfer to my iMac. We never used the included software as I have profession software so I cannot help you with that. The front that slides down to power on was not the best idea as it can open in your pocket or in my wife's purse.
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It uses a Carl Zeiss lens, which in my opinion, is the best available. I am just disappointed that the toggle broke as it was not a cheap piece of equipment. Checking into getting it fixed showed that it would be cheaper to toss it and buy a new camera and that is a huge downfall. We do not have disposable income so if you do not either then find a different model or keep it in a highly padded case at all times. We bought it because it was so slim and would be easy to slip in a pocket and take anywhere opposed to my digital SLR that is a major pain to take anywhere.
We made quite a few videos with this camera and I was and still am very pleased with those videos. I even was able to produce a nice video for a local candidate running for office, although my professional programs significantly enhanced the footage that the camera took. But still not bad doing that job.
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