The G-shot HD550T shoots better video than other Genius camcorders we've tested, but that's not saying much. Its poor image quality and limited features aren't particularly mitigated by its low price. Although slightly more expensive, Internet-oriented models such as the Flip Video Mino HD 2nd Generation shoot more dependable footage in a wider variety of conditions, and they're more pocket-friendly too. Unfortunately, the Genius wins plaudits neither as a cheap pocket point-and-shoot, nor as a more feature-laden alternative to the Flip. We'd recommend the Mino HD for the former, or stretching your budget to the Samsung HMX-R10 instead, if you want a low-priced but feature-packed HD camcorder.
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