Summary: Had this nearly 2 years - used fairly intensively as an amateur film maker. Instructions excellent. No problems to date. Very versatile. I note that the G30 has a viewfinder that can be tilted and I miss that when I have to use it in strong sunlight. Screen is nice size. HD footage well up to scratch. Lots of manual controls (mostly on menus) but auto is very versatile. Still available - well worth a try now price is even lower for an entry level pro/am camcorder.
Excerpt: Both photographs and films are of great quality. Excellent in low light conditions, excellent focus on close ups or on far away background just by pointing the finger on the screen,. Easy to retrieve photos without installing a software. Easy to capture videos with Videobrowser (included in pack), but the editing section could contain more special effects, and the format needs converted to obtain good quality. Would recommend purchasing a spare battery and SD cards.
Summary: The Canon HF G25 is a brilliant consumer camera - I actually use it as a second camera for wedding videos (alongside my Canon XA10). It is really simple to use, with a great touch screen display. It has 32GB internal memory and this can be added to by using the two memory card slots (you can use SDHC or SDXC), I will be using two 64GB cards in this, alongside the 32GB internal memory - so I have plenty of recording time even on the highest setting.
Summary: For semi-pro quality in hand held body, this camera offers young independent filmmakers or family to capture beautiful quality images, with a camera nearly the size of your hand. Fantastic features and add-ons also available to give you customization. Winner!
Summary: Fantastic Camcorder love it to bits, well made very professional nice to use but maybe should have gone for the 20x Optical Zoom at times it would have been handy but still a really good quality camcorder and I am very pleased with my purchase and if you are looking for semi/professional Camcorder then I would recommend this make. P.S it also has EVF which is very useful in bright sunlight.
Summary: shopped around for months before going for this ,and left it for almost a year before commenting as i know how important these revues are this is very nice to use makes your projects look like your using camera four times the size and price still turns heads as there is few cameras like it easy to use the only fault is the position of the record button makes it hard to push if you aren't holding it up to your face