The Besteker camcorder is a basic camcorder which allows the user to record videos (up to HD resolution) onto an SD memory card (up to 32 GB in size). The camcorder comes with a small pouch (just large enough for the camcorder itself), a USB cord, an audio-video cable for connecting the camcorder to home video equipment, a rechargeable battery, and a charger. An instruction manual is also included. SD cards are not included; and, they are required to allow the camcorder to record.The camcorder has a built-in LED light for recording under dark lighting conditions. The range of the LED light is somewhat limited; so, recording under brighter conditions is preferable.The camcorder has video resolution settings which range from standard definition to high definition. The trade off with increased resolution is frame rate. A standard definition video shoots at roughly 30 fps (which is the frame rate of old analogue television); while, a high definition video shoots at roughly 15 fps. Some situations may call for the higher image resolution; but, the higher frame rate of the lower resolution videos can be more pleasant to watch. The camcorder can also be set to snap still photos as well.One of the nicest features of the camcorder is the time/date stamp. The camcorder allows the user to add the time and date to the lower right hand corner of the videos. This feature can be set to show both the time and date, just the date alone, or no time or date. This is a feature which was so common on older analogue camcorders and which was apparently discontinued on most newer digital camcorders, even though it was a very useful feature to have. People may not see the immediate need for this feature; but when they watch old videos years later, it is amazing how quickly the time and date when a particular video was recorded can be forgotten.One feature which leaves something to be desired is the zoom. Optical zoom is always preferable to digital zoom; and, this camcorder has only digital zoom. Furthermore, the zoom is not smooth (there is a slightly jittery quality to the way the camcorder zooms in and out).The camcorder produces decent quality videos for the price. The video is clear; and, the colors look vivid. Some reviewers complain about how poor the videos are in quality; but, the relative quality depends on the videos to which this camcorder's videos are being compared. Because of the advancement of technology, there are many portable phones which probably produce much better video than this camcorder does. However, if this camcorder were to be compared to the older analogue camcorders which were manufactured at least two decades earlier, the quality of the video produced by this digital camcorder is probably comparable and is amazing considering the camcorder's price.The audio from the camcorder's built-in microphone isn't the best; but, it is sufficient. It is easily comparable to the audio produced by the older analogue camcorders (keep in mind that audio on old camcorders tended to be an afterthought, even on most of the higher end models). This camcorder produces only one (monaural) channel of audio (or at least, the included audio/video cable accommodates only one channel of sound).One improvement over the older analogue camcorders from two decades earlier was the digital camcorders size and weight. The older analogue camcorders were much larger and had to be carried in a bag attached to a shoulder strap. This newer digital camcorder was much lighter in weight as well as small enough to be carried inside a jacket pocket. The camcorder's rechargeable battery also permits much longer recording times compared to the batteries in the older analogue camcorders, partially because the newer batteries are not required to drive mechanical parts.The on-screen menu has pros and cons. This menu is nice to have when it is needed; and, it certainly includes a lot of controls for settings of the camcorder's various functions. However, when the camcorder is connected to a television, the camcorder still tends to display the menu superimposed on top of the image of the video. It would be nice to be able to turn off this superimposed menu for purposes of viewing or transferring the videos. If there is an option for turning off the display of this superimposed menu, I haven't found it yet.Overall, this is a nice little camcorder for the price. There may be better options which cost more money; but, this camcorder offers a lot for the money. Whether you want to record your son's little league game or record the family opening their Christmas gifts, this camcorder will definitely be up to the task.