Summary: The camera was said to record on digital card and the listing made no mention of actually recording video on hdv mini disks. The microphone damage was noted as superficial and it was stated that the mic actually worked... it does not. Other then that everything else was as stated. That I have found so far. But really have only used it a few times so far. Am disapointed in these discrepencies.
Summary: All Canon HDV cameras has an important issue: if you record in 24F or 30F modes, the tapes can only be played back in the camera itself. Canon records those signals in a proprietary mode that is not HDV compliant. YOU CANNOT PLAYBACK THE TAPES IN ANY DECK OR CAMERA other than Canon.