I was very disappointed with this video camera. The only pro in my opinion is the compact size. The picture quality in regular lighting is sharp but the colors are all off. In low lighting--which is why I bought it--the picture is grainy and the built in IR light is all but useless. Even adding several high powered external IR lights did not improve the quality of picture. I would not recommend this camera to anyone.
Mostly I just want to say not only am I impressed with the camera but was definitely blown away by all the accessories that came with it you don't get deals like this in Canada unfortunately.
The Bell & Howell DNV900 HD Digital Video Camcorder/ Camera is an affordable high definition camcorder that records up to 20 hours of video to removable SD/SDHC memory cards (20 hours per 32GB card). The DNV900 HD features 16.0 MP resolution digital camera built-in 3x digital zoom slow motion playback and much more to help you capture your memories in sharp detail. Other useful features like the 3.0 Touch Widescreen LCD display with 270? swivel and the built-in video light/ camera flash further aid in getting just the right shot. In addition the DNV900 HD also gives you the ability to capture vivid HD video in 16:9 widescreen format 1920 x 1080p with a frame rate of 30fps and H.264 compression. Take quality photos or video in the dark with night scene mode and or with infrared night vision even the darkest images will stand out in stark contrast. Get great-looking professional pictures day or night. Key Features: Built-in 16.0 Megapixel Digital Camera Impressive 4000x3000 resolution of 16.0 Megapixels for sharp crisp still images. The Genuine 5MP image sensor that ensures sharp vivid HD video also gives you brilliant digital photographs. 3.0 Full-Touch Large Swivel 16:9 Wide LCD Screen High resolution LCD display that rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles. The touch panel LCD screen enables intuitive interaction with the camcorder putting the power to capture and create exquisite images at your fingertips. The widescreen format makes shooting in 16:9 mode and composing shots even easier. Innovative Touch Screen Controls The 3.0 inch wide color LCD display also functions as a touch screen control for all settings of the camcorder as well as instant on-screen AE selection rotate and playback controls. For example slide right or left to browse file circle to rotate. 4X HD Digital Zoom Offers you more flexibility to get just the shot you need by giving you the choice of 4x Digital Zoom under 1080p video resolution. You will always be able to get the shot you need no matter how close or far away and always with the quality you expect. Ultra-Sleek Compact and Lightweight Design Making the technology and features of the DNV900 HD even more impressive are its compact size and lightweight design. Measuring only 2.0 wide 2.0 high and 4.0 deep and weighing in at only 7.8 ounces without battery pack it combines considerable video storage capacity and advanced features in a small convenient-to-carry body. You will find more places than ever to use your DNV900 HD because its so easy to have with you more of the time. 1080p HD Video & You Tube Direct Up-Load Easily capture 1080p HD video up to 30 fps with 16:9 aspect ratio. Upload your videos to YouTube? quickly and easily using the USB drive. 1920 x 1080 Full HD Recording Your videos have never looked better. The DNV900HD delivers 1920 x 1080 Full HD from capture to recording to playback. Your memories are preserved in stunning clarity and ready for playback on your HDTV. H.264/AVC Advanced Video Codec Longer Recording of Higher-Quality Videos! Files recorded in MPEG-4 H.264 are about half the size of DVD files (MPEG-2) but with better picture quality. Vivid and sharp theyre ideal for playback on big-screen TVs. Incredible 1cm Smart Macro Focus With 1cm Macro it will automatically scan and switch to the Macro mode when you are taking close-up video of flowers or small objects. Motion Detection If this function is turned on camcorder will start to record video automatically if it detects a movement. Stop recording if it does not detect a movement. Dual SD/SDHC Card Slot The advantages of flash memory go beyond the added recording time. Youll also appreciate the quick response time because it doesnt have to wait for moving parts. Press the record button and your DNV900 HD starts recording video faster than youve ever seen before. In addition when you review your footage it will come up more quickly. Intelligent Backlight Compensation Recording in backlighting situations will make video and picture dark. With backlight compensation function it will lighten the video and picture helping to prevent a washed-out look in bright parts of an image and black-outs in parts with shadows. Night Scene Mode The Night Scene Mode setting in the Program AE of the DNV900 HD reduces video noise and helps to prevent overexposure of artificial lighting from buildings and street lamps while shooting video outdoors in the dark. Infrared Night Vision Night Vision keeps capturing the action long after the sun has gone down. With Infrared night vision even the darkest images will stand out in stark contrast. Get great-looking professional pictures day or night with the DNV900 Night Vision Camcorder!