Consumer-grade camcorder with a fairly impressive feature list for the price (under USD$200.00 as of this writing).
Records in 1080/60i and 720/60p. Also records in 4:3 480/60p.
The camera's headline feature is a "SwitchGrip" feature, which automatically rotates the recorded image when the camera is turned upside down. This lets left-handers shoot with ease, but it has other advantages as well. The camera also has a pause feature, which lets you pause and resume recording without having to start a new file (this is apparently a big deal for a camera in this class).
Camera accepts SD and SDHC cards formatted with FAT-32 (vfat) filesystem. To avoid problems, use the camera's built-in function to format the filesystem on the cards; the camera won't recognize cards if the cluster size isn't set to what it's expecting. SDHC Class 6 or faster is required to shoot hi-def; the camera will stop recording and report an error if the card can't keep up.
Uses proprietary Li-Ion battery, which peters out in about 60-75 minutes.
Video files are encoded in H.264 in an MP4 container. Kdenlive 0.9.2 loads and recognizes the files without difficulty.