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 .