Cons: taking video off the camera is PAINFUL. The software is awful. I bought a software which converts .MTS files into more common video files...editing is painful I had to buy a software for that too. the .MTS conversion takes hourrssssssss
Pros: I like the picture quality but it remains on my camcorder
Cons: I am in the software biz. I have uploaded all the disks, updated the drivers, read forums on the official and unofficial websites and still can't get the computer to recognize the camcorder. I have a quadcore, a video card, etc.
"AVOID this Camera due to the Poor Bundled Software."
2 April 2009
Pros: If you just want to watch the built-in monitor, or plug it into an AV Device such as an HD Television set, then it's a Nice Camera. For Editing on your Computer, forget it. The Software is HORRIBLE.
Cons: BAD SOFTWARE. No Online Manuals, User Guides, or Support for the Software. Canon says, "We cannot Help you with the Software" (!) What was Canon thinking when they bundled the Camera with this mess?