Summary: The videos looks like they're from the 90's. Very pixelated, poor color, even in day light. Don't let me get started with interiors or at night. It does have a light which helps a little but a point and shoot camera does it better in the recording function. Big mistake to buy this camera. If you have a modern tv, meaning... you don't have a tube old tv... forget about it, it wont work at all. Blurry, pixelated and awful colour.
Summary: This camera is fairly easy to use while taking a video, but I also need something that I can easily convert to DVD's. Before buying this camera, I read many reviews and knew that it might be difficult. But I have now been at this for several hours and I am still trying to figure out how to burn my videos to a DVD or get any other program to read the videos.
Summary: After all the positive reviews and YouTube posts and doing a month of research I settled on buying this camcorder. I received it and tested it and returned it within 24 hours. Video was grainy and had noise when you zoomed in. Objects you zoomed in on would maintain focus but move the camera to the left or right and back to the object again and focus would never regain. Battery life was practically draining as soon as I put it in the camera and turned it on.
Summary: I should've considered myself forewarned about the dreaded MOD format. But... oh no.. I figured that by now they would've fixed this. WRONG!! The camera is very convenient and easy to use... no problems with anything.. UNTIL.. one connects camera to their puter and find out that everything is still has a MOD extension. I've downloaded three programs that supposedly would fix this but found only one that seemed to work... and only by converting to WMV...
Summary: I have been in the market for a video camera for a month now. I purchased this device in the hopes of ending my search. Unfortunately this will not be the end of my search. Although the camera is very portable, easy to use and download to a Mac-pro, the picture quality, even under HD mode, was the worst I have ever seen. I had a canon powershot that produced excellent video than this camcorder.
Summary: I dont understand all the good reviews on this item, I have been messing with this thing for some time now and just found a program that can convert the .mod nightmare to any format,and it works great. Only problem is when you transfer the file to an external hard drive for storage other than the sd card played through the camcorder the playback looks awful.The camcorder also takes pretty bad pictures. I'm disappointed with Canon to have made a product such as this.
Summary: This camcorder has a lot going for it in terms of size and ease of use. Unfortunately, the picture quality is too bad to ignore. The camcorder is very compact and fits into the side pocket of my khaki pants (albeit snugly). Ease of use is outstanding, I got everything up and running in a few minutes without looking at any manuals. The menu controls are straight forward and easy enough to figure out.