Summary: A wonderful camera for the price. Uses a full size SD card and has a long battery life. You can look at the description for all the details. I'm just an amateur video guy, but I just wanted to give you and idea of how easy it is to use.
Summary: Great camera! BUT if you are buying this one forthe mic... THERE IS NO MIC! It comes with the mic adaptor but no mic. If you buy this you will also need a mic. Other than that it is a great camera and I would definitely recommend it as a low budget HD camera!
Summary: I have three of these cameras that I use in a green screen TriCaster studio. It does not have HD-SDI output, but the price and picture quality make it a good camera for just about any ENG purpose.
Moving from Handcam to HMC 40 - of course it is better ;-)
Scott Spence "Crazy Colour Card Man", Amazon
16 November 2013
Summary: I was using a Sony handycam before so this is a huge improvement, I am waiting on my HMC book but have already found lots of information on the internet. Do consider an HMC 150 if they are out there - many people claim that the 150 is superior, but more costly?
Summary: I bought it so I could shoot in full 1080/60 and in lower modes when needed. The HMC40 shoots amazing HD and just as good lower levels when needed. The condenser mic is one of the better ones for a built-in.
Summary: The truly best camcorder i ever owned. too many features to list here. get on manuf website and see them. it packs a lot of features and enough buttons on the side to still be user-friendly without crowding you with 'too much button syndrome'. Great low-light filming ability.