Summary: The only problem with this camera is the inability to use lens filters. Everything else about it is amazing. Great picture, great zoom, lots of memory (expandable too!). It may not be the best of the best but for the price it crushes every other video camera i've used. Super lightweight with amazing batter life. Everything you would expect and more.
Summary: I bought one about 2 years ago. My son used it to make a couple of videos for his website before his untimely death this year--age 47. The remote capability for this unit is unique in the price class and very convenient. I bought a second unit on eBay for use by a pastor who makes mission trips to South America. Again, the remote is an important factor. The units have performed well and it is relatively easy to make DVDs from the videos.
Summary: I found this cam due to reviews by 2 other buyer.It is more than I expected for the price. I previously owned 2 cheaper cams...under $175.00 and there is no comparison. this is a fine, easy to operate, easy to carry and secure unit. The picture quality is superb even in very low light. the zoom feature works flawless to the limits the manual said. I would buy another cannon product without question of the quality and recommend this cam to anyone..
Summary: I did lots of research, and am happy I chose this one. I got this for my wife for Christmas08, so we have lots of experience with it now to review. I also realize there are newer options on the market now to consider before you make your purchase. If your expectations are for perfection in video, then buy something costing three to five times more.
Summary: My first camcorder. Love it. Small enough for a jacket pocket, plenty of battery life and recording time. I'll only replace it when HD is affordable and convenient and all my friends have HD DVD players (Blue Ray). I'm recommending it for family members.
Summary: This camcorder is small, easy to use, has a lot of memory, even without an extra memory card (although I like having that option). I am using 2 of them for recording small-group reading instruction in noisy classrooms for my dissertation. For most of the teachers and groups, it picks up sound fine from a few feet away, is small enough to not be too noticeable, and the video quality is great for this purpose.
Summary: Function, picture/video quality, easiness to use, this camcorder is almost perfect. With the size of a soda can, it can fit in most pockets. Although I like the size and casualness of using a flip video even better, I just can't give up the powerful zooming, great image stabilization, and good video quality this camcorder offers.