I'll try and post up a pic in the position I described.
I think the battery holds between 2- 4 hours of charge in a day, which is usually plenty of time for what I want to film. It's a Nokia camera battery too, so don't buy the suppliers high priced battery as you can get one for under €10!
I've had the non filming issues a couple of times but found that it was because:
1) I hadn't pushed the record button all the way in it's slide, it MUST be at the end position
2) I'd expected it to still be in standby mode after using it previously and it had auto shut off.
I agree it's a pain not having a screen to know it's active, but there is a light at the front of the camera which shows it's recording, plus two at the rear.
Your link to alternative camera looks good, technology moves quickly these days!
Last edited by Alpinebiker; Dec 18th, 2010 at 5:53 am.