Summary: I will keep it simple. You can't beat this camcorder at $349 or less; comparable camcorders are going for $200 to $300 more. This camcorder has very good: Picture Quality, Audio Quality, Zoom, auto focus, image stabilizer, and it's easy to use.
Summary: Bought this camcorder simply for the task of taking videos of my children. I've taken it to talent shows, vacations, soccer games... I've used it indoors, outdoors and in many different lighting conditions and I have always been happy with the results.
Pros: The images are sharp, the AF is fast and the options are great. You can get good video from auto-mode or great video using a few simple manual adjustments
Cons: My only negative is I wish it had a viewfinder. The LCD screen is great but can be hard to see in bright sunlight (like any other LCD) so a viewfinder is always a good option to have.
Summary: I got this cam this week. And I think it is a great camcorder for beginner or middle level users. It takes great 1080i videos. Many people have uploaded their videos taken by this cam on youtube, but note that those videos are only at around 6000kbps rates, since maybe youtube compressed the...
Summary: Canon is my household's choice for cameras. The quality of their products as well as their customer service is top notch! I emailed customer support regarding Mac Software and they emailed me back a few hours later with instructions on how to import videos into imovie. Newegg does it again.
Pros: Ease of use. Quality. Options. The touch screen took me all but 2 minutes to figure out. Not like an Iphone but it works just fine. Use the $$ you save and get a high quality SDHC card. The manual recommends class 4, 6, or 10 from Panasonic, Toshiba and SanDisk. I got a SanDisk 16gb class 6 for n...
Cons: No Mac software included...but you can import into iMovie!!
Summary: Bought this camcorder and used it intensely for several months during travels around Europe, then it was stolen. It is a testimonial to my happiness that I thought it over a bit, looked at all the alternatives, then bought the exact same Vixia model!
Summary: Ok so i bought this camera because of its price and the good reviews on both amazon and Cnet. The quality does improve A LOT when the sun is out but other then that its picture quality is alright. i really cant complain because its a midrange camcorder.
Summary: I purchased this camera a few weeks ago (about $380) on AMAZON as a replacement for a 9 year old Panasonic PV-DV953, which was $1000 back in 2004 and was the first 3CCD consumer camcorder (I think). The pana picture quality reproduction was brilliant, so I had delayed replacement until now.
Summary: The included software isn't bad, but to get the most quality you might want to try better software since the software has a lot to do with the quality of DVD video you get. Keep in mind that this shoots at 1080p, and DVD is only capable of burning 720.
Pros: First of all, this camera takes really sharp and highly detailed video. The color is very nice, and the variety of customization in the menu is great. Some may feel the menu systtem is complicated, but once you get the hang of it, it's not. For this price point, I don't think you're going to do a...
Cons: Not much. Of course you can always want better low light video, but to get that you have to go to a higher priced camera. That being said, it does a good job anyway. It shoots about one hour of video per charge, but its really not much worse than other camera's. Just keep the charger handy, and l...
Summary: I have not purchased this camera yet. I want to create a series of DVD's to demonstrate techniques to work with students in a classroom. The lighting would be classroom lighting. I also want to shoot family gatherings indoors and vacations outdoors.