Summary: This camera does pretty much everything that I expected/hoped of it. Since Japanese video camera vendors insist on crippling consumer cameras so as not to cannibalize their pro market, this is probably the best way to get decent functionality, high quality video, and good manual control.
Summary: I'll just quickly echo what everyone else is saying - this camera is great! Easy to use yet also complex enough to do whatever you want. We use the XLR inputs with no problem. The one issue as many others have said - the battery. That's terrible.
Excerpt: I like this camera in the field. BUT a few things bother me. First, the lens shade "clicks" into place but with a few bumps the shade can come unlatched and rotate, a lock would have been better.
Pros: Easy to Use, Good Image Stabilization, Good in Low Light, Great Picture Quality, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
The lens and image qulity is good. The camera takes a very long time to ...
Gabor Rosenberg "Gabor", Amazon
18 May 2015
Summary: The lens and image qulity is good. The camera takes a very long time to go to work, 2-3sec, so the best option to close the LCD and leave the camera on. Switch off only, when you sure, you will not to use it for a longer period. But this takes up the battary. The playing back is awfull at all.