Summary: This is the first time I bought Conon Camcorder. I am a big fan of Canon camera. Over the years I have bought more than 10 canon cameras. After my SONY camcorder died, I decided to switch to Canon camcorder based on reviews. I got this camcorder last October when it just come out. It costs me more than $1400. I have to say it is such a waste of money. I was so disappointed with the picture quality. It is just not clear. When you zoom it, everything is blurring.
Summary: I've been in the market for a very good Camcorder and I am pretty serious about this one. However, the hinge needs to be a little stronger in my opinion since pushing the Wide/Tight Zoom feature may cause the camera itself to move when on a tripod. With this price a better battery and charger should be included. Also, I saw a remote function you can place on the tripod but very little is written as to how it works.