Summary: Excellent camcorder. One of the few that still has a built in remote control which was critical for my use. But even for ordinary use, I found it easy and simple. The sophistication is there if you want to control things, but you can also just choose to point and shoot.
Summary: Filming an indie movie with this camera, I've found it to be a gem of a camera. I'd recommend getting a top quality SD card. I bought a pro-grade one for around 130 dollars and it records at higher speeds, so you don't get jitter on motion shots so much.
Summary: How do I love thee! The videos are extremely beautiful and this camera is easy to handle. The menu kick my butt some, but once you figure how things work, its all fun! Other than learning the menu, I think the video camera is perfect. This is my fifth video camera and the best by far.