Summary: The light works well and is driven by the camera's "smart" hotshoe. Main disadvantage (which is common to all hotshoe accessories) is that it cannot be used at the same time as the shotgun microphone
Summary: Product works just like it's described. Hook it up to the hot shoe, turn on the camera, set the light to 'Auto' or 'On' and give it a go! I use it on a Canon GL2. It is a very bright, almost harsh light 3-6ft in distance. I found that in very low lit areas, the light does not bring out great detail in metallic objects. This light is great though if you are just shooting close-ups of people say in a bar.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Improves Performance, Lightweight
Summary: Light, small-sized light that works perfectly with my Canon GL-2 video camera. It draws power from the camera itself, so there's no need to buy extra batteries. The light is bright enough to light up a person's face in a dim room, which works great for candid interviews and close-up shots, but may not be bright enough to cover the entire room.
Pros: Easy To Use, Good Interface With Camcorder, Lightweight
Summary: I put this on my HG10 and was surprised by this little light.Seemed to spread light pretty evenly.Not bad for $40. Expertise: Consumer Problems Encountered: When using the wide angle adapter on the HG10 - There is alittle section in the bottom of the picture that is darkeron close ups (less noticeable at say 10-15ft).I just wish that wasn't the case.