Summary: I was very excited about the HFM300. Out of the box it fit right into the palm of my hand. It was very responsive and the image stabilization worked well. The problem started when I tried to load it on to my Mac. I have a Canon SLR and point and shoot neither have trouble loading video with iPhoto. Initially, iphoto recognized the photos, but not the video files. After searching the web, I was not the only one with this problem.
Summary: There are four things that make me regret the purchase of this camera. First of all the headphone jack doesn't work consistently so it becomes difficult if not impossible to check my sound levels while I'm recording. I can't put the jack all the way in and I have to fiddle with it to hear anything. I've tried different headphones that work fine on my iPod and computer, but not with this camera. So that's an outright defect.