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 .
Summary: Love this camera. It's easy to use and the picture quality is excellent! I'm a professional TV Producer who's trying to get some personal projects off the ground and the images generated by this camera are as good as those from cameras owned by the network, costing much, much more.