Summary: This tiny camcorder has a great comprehensive menu to help you get the shot you want. In daytime and with proper lighting it does an excellent job. I recorded with it at night in the dashboard, and it does a decent job, but the night time quality is nothing to brag about. It looks decent as long as you play it as a video, but you can hardly pull quality stills from it, unless you are at a full stop (no shaking) and in a well lit area.
Summary: I bought this camcorder after reading a lot of review. I was a Sony buyer up until now. I must say the picture quality is fantastic. But the software that comes with it, is totally inadequate. It does not even convert the .MTS files and create pure HD effect. So I had to go thru a lot of hoops (many phone calls to Canon support) and I still don't get the quality of pictures in my laptop, as I see when I connect the camcorder directly to TV via the HDMI.
Summary: I bought this for school because so I wouldn't have to borrow the cameras at school. It does everything I need for my video class and then some. It came with all of the original packaging and it looked brand new. Easy to use and would recommend.
Summary: I have owned this for about 2 years now and the camera does not turn on. There is blue screen and I can hear sound of lens opening. Also I cannot turn it off, i have to let battery drain completely. Looking at online reports others are having same issue after 2-3 years of use. Hence this is a design error and poor workmanship. Contacting cannon, they said it is out of warranty. and want to charge three hundred dolls for it.
Summary: The product did not show as clear of a picture as I had expected. I returned the camera at my expense. I then contacted the seller about getting a replacement. After several days, one was sent. The image quality is still not what I expected, but I knew it was a used camera. Everything works and the company was good about sending me a replacement camera.