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: 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.
Summary: I've been using this camera for about 9 months now. The picture quality is unbelievably good, I'm constantly getting compliments on my videos and I'm doing NOTHING other than pressing record. I'm a total novice, so it's nice to know the camera is making me look good. It's pretty small, so I can travel around with it, and given the internal memory, I haven't even had to buy a memory chip yet.
Summary: I purchased this with my Airmiles last year. What a great product. It takes very nice HD video, is user-friendly, and is a very comfortable size in my hand. It has an adjustable strap to go around your fingers for extra stability. One thing I was disappointed with is that you have to plug in the camera itself to charge the battery.
Summary: I wanted an HD video camera to record my son's soccer matches and to use when I travel. I have a Blu Ray player and a DVD burner on my computer but no Blu Ray burner, so the idea of playing AVCHD DVDs on my Blu Ray player was appealing. It took a good deal of effort to figure out how to author those AVCHD DVDs and I found that a little bit frustrating. I first started writing software over 40 years ago, so I consider my self an expert.
Summary: Bought this camera a week ago and have had some time to play around with it. I have not yet used the provided editing software as I use Adobe Premiere Pro CS4. You do need a pretty beefy computer to play/edit these files but they look great! File transfers from this camera are quite fast (much faster than real-time tape). I think I was able to transfer about 30 minutes of footage in about 6 minutes over USB2.0.
Summary: This camera, fits very well in your hand, the picture and video quality are excellent! It comes with good amount of internal memory, plus you can add more memory trough it's SD slot. It works very well in Mac OS X. iMovie detected inmediately as well as Final Cut Express.
Summary: Great picture quality in well lit areas. Quality drops off in moderately to poorly lit rooms. Features are easy to use and the camera is very portable, almost fits into a vest pocket! I did buy a wide angle lens aftermarket as I often record people in close proximity. The other issue to be aware of is shake; the camera is so small it absorbs all your hand movements. Overall I am happy with it and would recommend it.
Summary: Yes, I own it. Bought the HF20 in Spring'09. It is great for sports video. Portable enough to stick in your pants pocket, let alone jacket. The memory card storage is exactly what I have been waiting for--pull it out and stick it in the computer. The primary thing I miss is a through-the-lens-viewfinder. I don't like using the swingout screen, especially in daylight when one can barely makeout the framing.