The camera it's self is good, but don't expect the WiFi controls to work for you.
Andy Wise, Amazon
30 April 2014
Summary: So I purchased this camera because I recently started a YouTube series and I really wanted two separate features in a camera and they were... 1) A remote control so I wouldn't have to either have someone with me to start and stop to make cutting scenes easier or have to walk back and forth myself. and 2) An external Microphone Jack so I could have complete control over my audio. By the description this camera had everything that I needed and then some.
Totally useless indoors (not even talking low light here). WiFi remote functionality is a joke.
14 November 2013
Summary: I have had the camera for a couple of weeks now. In my use case, I have it mounted overhead (looking down onto a counter top) to shoot cooking videos. It is more or less in a fixed location .. similar to a tripod situation. Pros: ** I can power the camcorder with a cord so I dont have to worry about battery running out ** Reasonable Image Stabilization when it is handheld ** Good color reproduction ** Love the MP4 video output.
Summary: Played with the camera before I bought it so I knew what I was getting from the camera itself. What I am incredibly dissapointed with is that Canon no longer gives you a charger for the battery. Instead I have a power cord that plugs into the camera to charge the battery. Great thing I didn't order the ultra expensive Canon battery for a secondary battery, and instead ordered an off brand that has a charger with it.
There is no pause recording capability, manual is 200 pages!
16 May 2013
Summary: I was so confused as to why my recording sessions would be in separate video files for each time I tried to pause during a intermission. Looked all over the hard to read 200 page manual. It said to use the 'Start/Stop' button for pausing? Finally contacted canon support, and in a obtuse way, said that this camcorder has no pause. I know many digital recorders do not have pause, but they should not state in the manual that it is possible.