Summary: I picked this up on fathers day of 2014. I had asked a news reporter what cameras they were given and he pointed me this reporter style camera. Just amazing, love the xlr and 58mm. Works awesome with fcpx, onboard mic is great too. Its blown my clients out of the water.
Excerpt: I use this camera for weddings and other events and this camera shines in low light condition. Picture quality is nicer than the XA10 with improved lens. Only thing I don't like is the ease of use compared to the XA10, it is not bad but the controls is so much better on the XA10.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Summary: Exactly as researched and advertised. I had it up and running within hours and have just completed my first major project with it. The ease of use and quality of the resultant video with perfect color correction made the editing a LOT EASIER. Thanks Canon! It would have been nice if Canon could have supplied a list of various microphones that matched the mic holder.
Excerpt: Does really well outside when well lit and in a car at night like they do in COPS. Really struggles indoors with fluorescent lighting and those sodium lights that you see in school gyms. In those 2 situations which I use it in often, not very sharp.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD
Summary: I'm planning a trip to Hawaii soon and wanted to get the best possible camera without going full on professional. I intend to do some video marketing online and this camera is a treat. I read all the reviews on Amazon and watched a ton of videos on youtube before pulling the trigger on this one. I put it through its paces at a classic car/truck show at Myrtle Breach this summer.