A great Camcorder, built solid, has good storage where no SD card needed
4 weeks ago
Summary: This is a good camcorder in which I highly recommend. The new Canon camcorders are junk compared to this because they are built cheap. The new camcorders no longer have a flash for the photo shots and no light for the video meaning they are only work in good lighting. Also they do not have a dedicated photo button meaning you have to touch the screen to take a photo. This camcorder has all that plus takes good photos and video and is built solid.
Summary: I already have one of these, and I needed another for a two camera shoot. I have used these cameras for short films, vlogs, and for filming promo videos for companies in my area. As an up-and-coming videographer, I recommend this camera for someone who can't afford the big professional cameras. They are good for full 1080p HD videography, and are easy to learn and use. The touch screen is a really nice feature.
Summary: 2 weeks in - So far so good. I have recorded at the beach and it brings a beautiful video out, but like many others have said the digital zoom is garbage... very unstable. Also I will note I do hear the noise as well of the stabilizer. Also videod fireworks for New years. The video came out surprisingly clear, a good even contrast for the colors, smoke and darkness.
Summary: I'm a very technically savvy person, but I find full on camcorders to be a bit too technical and complex for what they are supposed to do. This product is great and has all the bells and whistles and the video imaging quality is incredible (I am always going to be a fan of Canon when it comes to image quality). If you are looking for a unit that can do it all, then this is a great product. If you are looking for something simple, then this is not it.
Summary: I have owned this camera for over a year now and the pictures it takes and the video you can produce is remarkable. You will read many other reviews about getting an external mic if you are doing high quality shots that are to be used for clients or for presentations as the sound in the camera alone is mediocre at best. The one feature that I have not been able to reconcile is taking video in bright sunlight on soccer and sports fields since there is no eyepiece.
Summary: Nice camcorder. Like the internal memory capacity and SD card option. The touchscreen could be a little more user friendly. And the included software could be more useful for video editing. Overall it takes high quality HD video and decent pictures for the general user.