Summary: For the price, I actually like this camcorder quite a lot, but let me get the gripe out of the way first. Here's the problems: 1. The auto focus makes a clearly audible noise in quiet situations. If there is talking or background noise you won't notice so much, so it's not a huge deal.
Summary: The camera is small and light, but is rather complicated. It would have been nice to know that it is not compatible with macs, only PC's. Have to download to a PC, convert it, then transfer it to the mac. Defeated the entire purpose of purchasing these cameras. Instruction book is useless.
Summary: That ticking noise that everyone talks about is most definitely present in the audio and becomes annoying very quickly when recording quiet scenes. (such as recording a baby indoors). I considered buying an external mic, but unless you plan on using that solely, it's a deal breaker.
Summary: The Canon Vixia HF R10 produces good video in good light. My main complaints are the graininess in low-light conditions and the clicking sound in quiet settings, which has been discussed in other reviews. Generally, though, this is a good 1080 HD camcorder for enthusiasts.
Summary: I don't have this camcorder but this review is based on using a working one at a store. They let me try it out and even save footage onto my laptop. For practical purposes, it's a fine camcorder but expensive for what it is.