Highlights are burnt out and it really needs a tripod to get good quality. It's much better than my existing Canon video camera and very compact.
Here is an example of the 15cm close up mode:
Incidentally, I'm selling this IC718 on ebay at the moment.
I paid a little over $80 for the Zi8, they're a bit hard to find but they are out there.
Here's a picture from Kodak's site.
Native recording format is .MOV containing H.264 video with AAC Audio so it's perfect for my uses and uploading to YouTube.