If you want to buy and are fortunate enough to afford one of these Sanyo HD1 solid state camcorders then steer clear for a while longer. There is a serious flaw in its operation, for after about a month on average the LCD goes blank, and although the camera seems to be operating OK it will record neither stills or video and writes a blank image to its internal SD card rendering it virtually useless. It's a grand little gizmo when working but many people have been caught out. Also when it goes in for repair the problem occurs again in many cases and Sanyo hasn't addressed the problem yet, or is choosing to ignore it. My guess is it will be quietly withdrawn from sale before protest reaches fever pitch leaving existing useres high and dry, so beware. You have been warned!!!