Beware of recommended maintenance
I've had this camera for over a year and, overall, I've been pretty happy with it. Video quality is good and with a 16GB SD card (purchased separately) space has never been an issue. Zoom level is limited, but adequate. Portability is good. Outside pictures come out very well with the 9 megapixel camera, but inside flash photos are horrible. Red eye, image quality and lighting are totally unacceptable. It's better to just shoot video and then capture still frames to produce photos from. Main reason I'm posting now is to inform potential buyers of the Sanyo Recommended Maintenance on the waterproof seals for this camera (and probably any Sanyo camera similar to it). Sanyo recommends these cameras be sent in once a year to have the seals replaced. I was just quoted a total of $140 to have this service completed...on a working camera with no other issues or service required; just to replace the waterproof seals. I see now these cameras are only $149 new...almost makes it a throw-away.
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