Summary: As have been noted before, this is a pro camera and not for the novice, if you're going to use it to film vacations, family gathering, etc there are a lot of simpler cameras on the market than this one. It has a lot of bells and whistles on it and is capable of high end work.
This camera wasn't very well taken care of, it'll ...
Preston Nelson, Amazon
1 February 2015
Summary: This camera wasn't very well taken care of, it'll do but the quality of the video is not what I expected from a Canon camera. Also they didn't have the right battery charger with the camera. I had to buy another charger.
Excellent pro-corder for the budding movie maker in your family.
Joel C. Walker "WhoDoctorK9", Amazon
5 October 2013
Summary: Pros - Great picture, lots of options built in, easy to use and carry around, lots of extras can be bought to add on to the camcorder. This is considered a Pro-Corder since it is much more advanced than the normal consumer camcorders.