I've used the Z100 indoors and outdoors and was pleasantly surprised by the results. As with most camcorders the screen does wash out in very bright daylight but it helped to shoot from the shade. I have a 3D TV and my blu-ray plays mp4 video files, so I am able to watch the original files full-size right away by plugging the SD card into a USB adapter. The software supplied edits 2D and 3D, useful for trimming and linking files together. It has difficulty titling in 3D -- but it's free! And yes, you CAN order a spare battery from Toshiba. In addition to in-camera charging there are third-party external chargers available, including auto adapters. Two batteries and a 16G SDHC card gives you around three hours of recording time/space, I have already recommended the Z100 to a friend - who bought it! Don't forget to order a couple of 16G SDHC (Class 10) flash cards. Overall very pleased.
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