Summary: I haven't had a camcorder in quite a few years. I had been using my Nikon D90 and my iPhone. Those did a decent job but are no caparison to the ease and quality of this camcorder. The video is crystal clear, sound is good and zoom is great. The size of the camera fits well in my hand and it very balanced. I love the built in storage and having the two extra storage slots provides for a lot of flexibility when you record.
Summary: My last video camera was purchased when my son was born 10 years ago. It's very outdated so I've not been taking video for awhile. I got this camcorder just before the holidays. I purchased a 64GB SD card and the Wasabi 2 pack rechargable batteries. The camera is easy to use. The instructions are straightforward. Recording directly to the SD card allows me to playback on my 50" HD TV immediately. Quality is excellent.
Summary: The HF G20 is an upgrade to the smaller HF M31 that I have used for the last three years with wonderful results. I have yet to test it fully, but so far it has met my expectations, and since I expected it to do very well I am super pleased with the purchase. It's a little bigger and heavier than the M31 and it gives me more stability in non-tripod use. It's low-light performance is great and the lens hood adds both protection and a more professional appearance.
Summary: We bought this camcorder after a lot of research for use in our "studio" shooting videos of interpreters signing. We are very pleased with the quality it produces, one of the videographers says it works as well as his more expensive one! We have always been pleased with Canon products, they have a good reputation with us!
Summary: I'm working on familiarizing myself with my new camcorder but I have to say so for I'm loving it! The picture playback is amazing & the sound is also very good. I'll rate it again as I become more familiar with my new camcorder.