As you have already guessed, the camera is little more than a toy.
It is not a 12 megapixel camera.....it is a 5 megapixel camera.
People report that SVP does not respond to inquiries anymore.
Their website shows that there is a downloadable manual for the HDDV-2100. You might try downloading that manual and see if it is similar to your camera.
Here is a link:
I have not heard anything about the class action suit lately.
I can't find the book to understand the more complex uses of this camera. I am trying to figure out how to delete the pictures off the camera to free up more space. Also what is the macro key for and other menu options are not so readily explained in the little booklet that came with it. Any suggestions are welcomed. The camera is definitely not worth $100. It seems like a Kmart toy camera versus a digital camera. It's functions are not user friendly and contact with SVP is near impossible. Also this is my first day running across you guys. What's this about class action suit?