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: I have never wrote a review in my life and I really want to share my experience with everyone this time. I bought this camera for a 8 months business trip to Hong Kong. I have purchased 2 extra battery pack BP-809 for it so I have a total of 3 batteries. After 2 weeks, the camcorder start having problem recognizing the batteries, at first I can fix the problem by switching between the pack, 3 days ago it won't even take any of my batteries!