Good for small businesses or people who want to dabble in film.
6 August 2011
Summary: There is hardly any manual settings available on the HF M300, however, it is easy to use and certainly shoots good pictures. The onboard video light is a joke unless you are six inches away from the screen.
Great camcorder, outstanding price, and it's a deal that is hard to beat.
5 June 2011
Summary: This camcorder is awesome. The picture quality is great. The touch screen LCD needs to be more sensitive, but it works well enough. The battery life is short because this camera uses a lot of power to record in HD. I bought this $500 camera for $389. This is one of the best deals on the web for an HD camcorder. I highly recommend this camera.
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 purchased two of these unit and they are very compact and easy to use. My primary use might be personal and family related, but I also intend on using them for 2-camera video shoots for my consultancy business. I do like the fact that this unit will accept my external wireless microphones with a mini-plug jack.
Pros: Easy to Use, External Mic, Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, HD
Summary: This is the second video camera I have ever purchased and just love it! I use it mostly to record my girls growing up around the house and it is perfect for that sort of thing. If planing to do a bunch of HD recording with this camera be sure to purchase a Class 10 SD card with lots of GB.