Summary: I bought this product primarily to film my Drag Race Car. We use it in the car mounted as well as hand held by pit crew. The quality of the video and ease of use was magnificent compared to another camera I used in the past. The ease of use of this camera allows an amateur the quality of a professional.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound
Pros: If you play around with the settings, low light works absolutely fine! There is a mic input. It is a full HD Camera Very simple interface Auto Focus Great Zoom Face Detection (to focus on the faces and not the backgrounds, unless you want it to)
Cons: Software is useless if you already have a capture program. There is a quiet clicking sound (It's the hard drive), But you can still plug in an $8 Mic. Battery is very small. (Get another one in the bonus package!)
Pros: ease of use was a must and the camera was mostly intuitive. Without reading the manual you will be up and running with very little trial and error, however take time and read the online manual and you will be better pleased with the product.
Cons: It requires very good eyesight to read some of the menus/ adapter icons. A wider variety of recording formats would be helpful. Having to use the power adapter in order to transfer to a pc is an added step and minor inconvenience.