Summary: I am new to a camcorder with all these features, but once you figure out how everything works, it shoots great video! auto mode is very good, but tweaking in manual mode is very beneficial especially in low light. I use it to make videos for youtube and it is very easy to do.
Summary: From it's small profile to it's jam packed technology, this camera delivers well in many situations. I'm giving it a 5 star simply because it provides excellent versatility and performance for the price/package combination.
Summary: To qualify my experience: I've worked with four of these cameras as my primary professional studio rig for about 3 years. I've shot multiple documentaries with it, and hundreds of in-studio training sessions for higher ed and the corporate market. This camera's audio mixer is really handy.
Summary: Great little camcorder. Good resolution, light weight and reasonably easy to figure out. More of a consumer that a "pro" camera, but it produces a fine image. The key for me was that it saves files to 32GB SD cards in MPEG4 or MOV formats that can be instantly ready by Premiere Pro (the editing...
had to send it back because of misleading advertising.
the other one "the other one", Amazon
19 April 2013
Summary: had to send it back because of misleading advertising. be careful folks. this is a cam that is specific to apple mac intel dual core or better, running at least 10.6.x and ONLY with FCP and a very particular codec that is ONLY going to work with this cam if FCP is installed.
Summary: When I look at this camcorder at first, I was a little bit skeptical. It is a little bit bigger than an advance consumer camcorder. After reading the manual and getting used to all the manuals, I can honestly say that this is a very good camcorder for its size.