Summary: As a filmmaker and major requirement of mine is an external microphone input. Unfortunately many of the cameras with this input were out of my price range. This was the perfect find because I am a fan of Canon optics and it is one of the only devices in its price range with the input. the camera it self it rather small but has a lot of features suited for amateurs and even professional use.
Summary: We love this camera. With the short time we've had it we have been really impressed with the quality. We did buy an extra battery and charger because the small battery it comes with run out quickly. If you are looking for a small camcorder that takes quality video and you don't need fancy feautres this is the way to go!
good versatile camera for documentary, out of doors and indoors, zoom function very useful
1 September 2013
Summary: nice quality of image without gobbling up GB, versatile. very good for long zoom in. i've use it to make about 500 hours of video at youtube under my name Jim Surkamp, also at civilwarscholars.com.
Summary: The camcorder is great! Very compact and easy to use. The only problem I have with it was the battery, BUT there are many great 3rd party vendors who sell extra batteries (cheap) for this camcorder. Wasabi batteries are the ones I purchased and would recommend them above the others. They last about an hour each on average, compared to the roughly 15 min life span of the stock battery which is a great improvement!
Summary: We use this camera to record our sons lacrosse games. We bought an extra battery since some of the tournaments last all day. We also bought a sun shade for the view finder. On sunny days its tough to see the screen. It fits well on out tripod, its compact. We take the SD card out and easily transfer videos to our Mac.
Summary: I'm older and hate fussing with gadgets, but this camera was surprising easy to use. Although there are still a lot of buttons I haven't figured out yet (mainly because I hardly ever read instructions), so far its done more than I need and supplies crisp, clear video footage.
Summary: Enjoyed using this camera...had it since January and it is still working fine. I love the auto-focus, love knowing that if you move it would re-focus itself without you having to make your own adjustments. I wish the quality of the video once imported and published into my computer would be HD, but sadly it does not. But I still got my worth of use, and would continued to use it. Satisfied customer.
Summary: I purchased this camera from HH Gregg a few months ago and I must say this is a really nice camera...especially since I got it for considerably less than it is priced even on Amazon. Out of the box, it records in the AVCHD format, but this can be changed in the settings to MP4 which is a tremendous bonus. It also allows you to take pictures after a video is made which is a little different as even most cell phones now allow you to do so while recording.