my opinion is that if your not going to be using this camcorder to get some quick videos to upload on the web it’s not worth it. It would be much better to pay the extra bit of cash and get yourself a better quality camcorder. Don’t get me wrong with all this negativity, but if u are a youtuber, you should snag this up right away. Also, like littlebull said, if you do take more pictures than video, just get a good digital camera that takes decent videos. For example, I would suggest the Olympus Stylus 1010. This digital camera is extremely small but yet has 7x optical zoom built in (incredible). This also takes decent videos at 640x380 at 30fps.