Summary: I really like a lot of things about this camcorder, it is compact, well-designed, and simple to use. Unfortunately, I have had a very difficult time transferring the video files from the camcorder to my Mac Laptop (Macbook Pro).
The single greatest, and most overlooked reason NOT to buy this camcorder!
8 May 2011
Summary: About the user/reviewer (i.e. me) First time buyer of an HD camera. I am a pretty zealous tech junkie overall, so I trust my review carries some weight for prospective buyers. Countless reviews on camera suggests it does an excellent job. I find it light weight, portable, easy to use.
Summary: Camera/tripod blew over in the wind and some sand got into the lens cover. Wouldn't open correctly. VERY FRAGILE! Took it to Canon repair (camera was 6 months old, still under warranty) and they want $249 to repair it!!