Conclusion: This $1,000 camcorder has a ton of features. It shoots better-than-average videos and good still images, and it's our Editors' Choice for the $800-$1000 price range.
Pros: Very compact design. Flash for still-image capture, AF assist lamp, and headlight for low-light shooting make this a versatile model. Good still-image capture. Many manual controls, including audio recording level.
Cons: Bottom-loading design gets in the way of tripod usage. EVF doesn't extend, pivot, or have a rubberized eyepiece. Flash stills unsatisfactory.