Summary: This is an improvement over my Vixia HF M301 camcorders. This stability function is noticeably better. I am glad I purchased this, but one drawback is that the remote control only works from the front od the camera. The M301 works from whatever direction the video viewing screen is facing.
Summary: This is not a professional HiDef camera but does deliver good results in the AACH format that look good on a hi def t.v. screen. The best part about this camera is its' size - small and light and very portable. I'm pleased with the Canon quality and proven reliability.