I would recommend it. It looks awesome filmed at 1080p and viewed on an HD tv. I will be posting vids soon of moab. I took it on a family trip to Fl. for spring break and it worked well in the pool and beach. The battery lasted me 4 days in moab. SO complaints there.
Only downside is the trying to hold it still, the LCD viewfinder in the sun and the zoom. But, that's to be expected with such a small unit. Go for it.
I haven't tried to pull still shots out of the video with 3rd party software yet- nor have I used the kodak software. Just used windows7 file and folder management. Which I prefer anyway.
Scott Yoder KD0DHP
2000 4Runner, 2.5" lift on 33's, locked, geared & armored.