Summary: This is a great little camcorder. The fact that it incorporates a good digital still camera eliminates the need for a still digital camera. I only wish that Canon had incorporated a view finder. Having to use the LED, especially in bright sunlight is not good. Overall picture quality is excellent. I have done some recording in low light situations and it does ok.
Summary: We purchased this camera for our little nonprofit public access TV station, for use in the field by high school students and other volunteers. The camera we bought was lightly used but in excellent condition. The seller's description was accurate and the price just right for our limited budget. The students are making some wonderful shows for our station to air and we are thrilled with the camera.
Arrived broken but the vendor took care of it immediately.
William Dubovsky "Bill", Amazon
24 May 2014
Summary: The camera arrived well packaged, but the lens blind was stuck in the up position making it inoperable. I contacted the vendor immediately and they were very responsive. I sent it back for a refund as it was a pre-owned camera. While the episode was disappointing, I was impressed with the vendor and would not hesitate to recommend or do business with them in the future.
Excerpt: I love still photography a lot, but I find that most of the cameras that are very good for still photography aren’t very good for video recording. It is for this reason that in addition to a myriad digital cameras, I also decided to buy myself a Canon VIXIA …
Summary: It is a nice camcorder but Canon doesn't and won't support it. It only accepted class4 & class6 SD-cards, put in a class10 and the thing limits the recording format because it doesn't recognize the faster "class". This is a firmware fix that might take all of 2min to update the software, and 5min to test, and perhaps an hour to document and release. Canon would prefer that you buy newer hardware so I am taking their advice and buying a non-Canon camcorder.
Summary: I love the camera, it is a great value for the money, I wish I could have paid full price for a new one, but this one is still up to date and awesome! as a bonus I got a spare battery, battery charger,telephoto lens, a wide angle lens and a boom microphone which more than doubled the value! I am happy!
Summary: I bought this camcorder more than two years ago and I was never disappointed in the quality of HD video and still photos this small camcorder delivers. It is very easy to transfer videos and photos to your PC for further editing by simply connecting the camera to your PC with the provided USB cable. It will show up as an USB drive and then you can basically drag and drop the files to your hadr disk.