Summary: I've had a Canon Vixia HF100 camera for a couple years, and liked it very much. I bought the FS400 for a project where I wanted a second video angle. Unfortunately, I was in a bit of a hurry, and didn't check the specs on this camera carefully. It has only a 630,000 pixel sensor, instead of the 3.3 megapixel sensor on the HD Vixia cameras. Mostly my fault for thinking that the world had gone HD, and not checking the specs more carefully.
Summary: I received this camera,and right out of the box it was inoperable. I inserted the battery, plugged in the charger, and the 'charging' light did not come on, nor would it turn on, at all. I'm really sick and tired of being sent defective merchandise.