Summary: Canon has engaged in what I feel to be "questionable" tactics at best with the sale of this camcorder. Unlike, Sony, the battery life is NOT listed on the box...and with good reason, the battery is horrible!
Summary: 1- The way they have it displayed and advertised you would think that you can upload directly to youtube as all new smartphones, but it doesn't. The YouTube logo only means that the video is YouTube ready which is nothing and very miss leading, and I would have not bought this camera if I knew about...
Summary: I've had this camera for about 3 months now. First off, yes the battery life is horrible, but after doing about 5 minutes of research before buying it, I knew what I was getting myself into. Even with the added expense of a battery, it's a good camera for the price.
Video quality good, exporting/software not so good
1 October 2012
Summary: The video quality is good, but the sofware provided with the camera is a friggin' nightmare. Manuals have references to other manuals, there are 3 different pieces of software to install. I just want to get the video files out of the camcorder.
Summary: I purchased this camera to replace my Sony Digital 8 cameras. Its probably is a good camera for some, but don't purchase this if your a semi-pro or pro. I have a big collection of videos on YouTube, and decide to go HD. This camera has no view finder.
Summary: I bought this and loved the quality of the videos I took. Crisp, clean, good image stabilization, smooth movements, etc., especially considering the cost. But after just a couple of days of experimenting with it and using it at a client shoot, I realized pretty quickly what a worthless piece of...
Summary: The camera comes with a ridiculous amount of software. For example, I can draw pictures on the screen with the included stylus. It's nifty, but has no real use. The battery only lasts about 30 minutes and the microphone is horrible! It creates a loud white noise that compromises the sound quality.
Summary: This is one of the most frustrating, disappointing pieces of electronics I've ever owned. My husband bought this for me as a gift and we immediately took it with us on a weekend outing. The camera makes decent videos--not extraordinarily great but certainly good quality.
Summary: Battery pack scam!!!!!! that`s the first thing a have to say. The battery last hardly 20 minutes, HARDLY, I tested it, so that limits you a lot!!! I went to see the price of the batteries that this model uses and they`re almost 100 dollars each!! REALLY?!.