Canon fixed problems they had with this version from the earlier cameras.
30 March 2012
Summary: Unlike the ZR60, the ZR70 is far more versatile with more storage capability and ease of use. Auto-focus, battery life,and night vision recording in low light are the features I appreciate the most. I upgraded from the ZR60 due to the video wentout on it, and it was more economical to upgrade than to repair. These camera's are plentiful and inexpensive. I like the versatility of using either a tape or storage card. Ample plugins as well.
Pros: Great first camera it is very light and compact and it zooms in pretty far. Before i bought the camera i read some reviews i dont agree with the being to loud in quite areas because cant hear anything when i edit. All in All I LOVE THE CAMERA
Cons: The built in microphone doesn't record stuff far away but what does.