The 630 works very well. It has it's miner bugs but in general it records everything I ask it too. The complaints you read here are from a very small part of the market. The manual that comes with the 630 is poor. You can find many tips and tricks on this site or SD has an updated manual online. The only miner issue I still get from time to time is pixeling and not the pixeling you see when the weather is bad but its an annoying half second or so of pixeling at regular intervals. Doesn't happen often but it's really annoying when it does happen. But overall you will be very happy with the 630!! It will just take abit of learning.