Summary: I don't have anything to say about the other aspects of this product yet but I ran into trouble using the two highest speed modes (MXP and FXP) with a Class 10 SDHC flash card which should have been plenty fast enough. I found a solution which should help solve this problem and wanted to share it with other owners. Canon has a firmware update for the problem.
Summary: This camera had the balance of quality, price, and features I was looking for in a HD camcorder. Pros: -Built in light for dark shooting. I found it effective to about 4 feet. -Small form factor. The battery is smaller than the lens. -SDHC flash memory instead of built-in hard drives. So no auto-shut off feature or risk of damage when dropped. -Two-button, very intuitive menu system. Requires no learning curve. Menu feels almost exactly like a regular digital camera.
Summary: Although I did buy the camera and did use it briefly (it seemed very nice), I am not posting a review. I am simply posting to let other potential buyers know that this particular camera is not suitable for motorsports or any activity with sever vibration or shaking. It's CMOS sensor, in extreme shake environments produces something called "Rolling Shutter Effect".
Summary: I Believe this camera is great. It's just above your average models. I've used for a week now filming basic family stuff, kids sports and it works great. It shows great video through a the HDMI cable on my HD TV as well (cable does not come with camera). The problem I have now is trying to get my computer to read the files. My memory is full and need put on DVD now.
Summary: The handling is good, easy to use. Picture quality ok, although I was slightly unimpressed by the relatively low color saturation by default, but you can set it to your liking. Sound quality as good as it get from a tiny mic. What I think you should think twice before buying (not only this but any HD camera) is two thing: - are you ready to cope with the huge amount of data (and I'm talking gigabytes) this beast is generating every 10 minutes?
Conclusion: По большому счету эта камера вообще не стоит тех денег, которые за нее берут. Она неплохая, но до хорошей ей очень далеко. При нормальном освещении видео получается хорошее, а вот если освещение чуть хуже - видео никудышнее.
Summary: Ce camescope possède effectivement un très bon rendu, une très belle image et pour moi ne possède que 2 défauts... son prix un peu excessif et l'enregistrement sur carte SD/SDHC uniquement( non fournie). L'entrée Micro est un vrai plus pour moi qui utilise un micro externe bien souvent. La possibilité de filmer en faible lumière et que le sujet reste bien visible avec de belles couleurs, est appréciable.
Pros: Très belle image, entrée micro(très appréciable)
Cons: le prix un peu excessif, enregistrement sur carte SD/ SDHC uniquement