Excerpt: I bought this camera to record high school sports. The picture is bright and clear. It allows you to record in either MP4 or AVCHD. I do wish that the MP4 setting had a midrange compression setting because the 17 mbps is really high for MP4 and uploading to youtube, hudl, etc.
Summary: It is easy to use and takes excellent video! I had the G10 and liked it. I used it from Egypt to South Africa and many other places. But this one is a step upward and takes better video and the zoom reaches farther. I'm really glad I bought it.
Summary: A very nice can with the (bummer) Canon mini hit shoe near back of cam plus another regular sized show forward. If you plan to use a DM100 mic, you won't be able to use the front shoe because the mic (length) is in the way effectively blocking the front shoe.
Excerpt: I was surprise and disappointed by the lack of features that I expected on a camera in this price range.
I have a lot of experience with still photography using Canon 5D model III SLR and Canon S-110 pocket camera.