Excerpt: I use this camcorder for interviews as well as events. It can be really used in any setting and is always gong to be a much better option than a DSLR. The size of the camera is somewhat smaller than what most would expect but when it needs to, it can deliver. Out of the box, this camera is HORRIBLE.
Pros: Good Image Stabilization, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance
Conclusion: This is just a great overall camera. Great auto mode for run and gun, perfect for the documentary project that I'm directing right now. Total manual control when I want it, 50 MBS, beautiful picture, all the controls are where I need them, thanks Canon
Summary: Finally a dreams come true .MPEG-2 4 - 2 - 2 50Mbps Codec camcorder with less than $3000. Unbelievable video and sound quality. I use this wonderful camcorder with an Audio-Technica AT875R Short Shotgun Microphone for better sound quality result .