Summary: In most areas, I like the HFS 100. It records very nicely in the higher resolution modes (FXP and MXP). In SP, is subject to a lot of stepping in low light conditions. The zoom is appropriately sensitive. I think the sound has been better than a lot of reviewers have given it credit for.
Summary: This is my 4th camcorder purchase (in ~20 yrs), and the 2nd which records a digital signal. Overall, it is the fastest to respond, the cleanest and brightest in full daylight, and somewhat portable. There are negatives however, which had I known before, I wouldn't have purchased this camera.