Summary: I have had this camera for 4 years and I still like it better than all those new fangled DSLR's...easy to use with great quality and you can fix the lighting and other features on the camera itself. STILL using it to make YouTube videos and I love it.
Summary: Unfortunately, back in August, I took a little swim with my camera when I caught a snag in the river I was kayaking on. Since I love this camera and, drying it out did not seem to work, I lucked out when I could find a used one at a reasonable price.
Summary: Excellent pictures in both video and still modes. I'm using the Canon external mic and in very quiet scenes there is some slight amplifier hiss. Compared to previous cameras it's very quiet so it's a minor problem.
Summary: Pros: * Excellent video quality * Image stabilizer is effective / useful * Compact / lightweight * You have the option of using either the LCD (located on the side of the camera) or the camera eyepiece (located on the "back" of the camera) when shooting video - the option to use the eyepiece is...
Summary: I have had almost every type of video camera from VHS to this Vixia HFS21. I added two SanDisk 32G Class 10 SDHC cards. One of the cards I dedicate for photo's. I get full MXP HD recording and burning to DVD, you tube, or email, is a snap with my iMac.