Summary: This was my second HD camcorder purchase. My first was made in 2009, but now I've been wanting to upgrade to some newer, better technology. This camcorer has certainly delivered! Great crisp image quality, and the manual features really allow you to enhance the quality even further.
Summary: I bought the Canon Vixia HF R300 camcorder and it worked great. I used it to video a wedding outside and the reception inside. I used a tripod and attached the camera to it. I also bought extra batteries just in case I needed extra battery power. Yes, buy extra batteries.
Summary: Researched HD camcorder options for a while. This one kept popping up as the best one for my needs. Wanted good optical zoom. Wanted a sleek size. Wanted 1080p and 16:9 ratio Wanted Mac and PC compatability, high quality AVCHD and MP4. Wanted SDHC compatability. Wanted HDMI port.
Summary: I got this camera as a gift about five weeks ago and I'm really pleased with it so far. After reading the reviews I bought a 32GB SDHC card and a pair of generic batteries right away, so I have not been restricted to the 25 - 30 minutes shooting time of the original battery. I got about 75 mins.