This is my third camcorder, the first being an old Video 8mm, the problem with that was being able to transfer to a PC but great quality, the Second was a DVD-R Camcorder, the good thing with this was that the media was cheap, but only being able to record 30 minuets straight to a 5cm DVD disk made it very limited and if the disk became corrupt at some point then the rest of the Disk became unreadable.
Now I decided to go for this cheaper Handycam, and so far this is for me the best one so far, it has some good features like touch screen, which is really good and it has night vision, not military night vision but more Most haunted type night vision. The main reason I got this handycam was that it didn't require media to record onto and that it was perfect for transferring to a PC, the feature I love best is the one touch record, plug the handycam into a PC insert a blank DVD and press the one touch record, within a few minuets you will have a watchable DVD.
Sure there are better Camcorders available but for £250 it has very good features and the picture quality is good. Playback on the PC wasn't great but I think that was down to my PC not having the correct Codecs.
So to sum up,
Its got a touch screen
Its got once touch record
It has night vision
forgot to mention, you can stick a memory stick into it and record straight onto the stick. ive added a 4gig stick into mine, oh! and it also take photos but my advice is to keep you Digital camera as the photos are not of a great quality, but the feature is there.if you want a budjet Camcorder then you cant go wrong with this, if your more into your camcorders then add another £100 and find something better