Summary: This is definitely worth the money you are spending. Its jsut not a popular brand, but the cam is great. It does good recording and images are great. The tripod and Remote Control are great additions. Bougth this for my uncle who loved it.
Summary: I have actually shot for long-format productions with this camera. It is THAT good. The reason I bought it was because after reading the specs it did everything I needed and for the price I didn't worry about breaking it during a very rough shoot (I wasn't going to risk a $12,000 Sony for this production). It's held up extremely well, is very user friendly, has enough user control input to make it flexible and it gives very stable, clear images.