Summary: I've done probably a dozen short and long shoots with this camera and it's really awesome. Because it has a lot more bells and whistles than a consumer level camera, it takes some exploring to learn what it can do. But it's really a beautiful camcorder.
Summary: This camera has always taken amazing videos and photos; I never had a powerful computer to handle it. I thought I had made a bad investment, but then I went to plug this thing into my MacBook Air and iMovie worked wonders!
Summary: I have several cameras-- all are plug and play EXCEPT this Cannon. Being able to use what i pay for should npot depend on keeping a disk. This camera deserves only one star .... CRAPPY interface makes it a crappy camera
Summary: I am writing this review after 2 yrs of usage, very heavy in past few months. Overall, excellent camcorder for shooting HD movies - crystal clear display of videos and photos. I considered Sony while purchasing this but did not buy Sony 'coz of proprietary memory cards.
Summary: If you buy this camera you MUST install software to be able to see it on your computer- that means ONLY your computer (so no fun at parties or at Gramma's house). This camera DOES NOT USE STANDARD IMAGING SOFTWARE!
Summary: We've had this for maybe around 2 years now and still love the camera. HD video comes out great and it is really easy to use. The battery life is a little bit low, but that is only if you are running the quality at the highest (which you don't need to do for most cases).