Summary: 4 stars for the aperture thing. FGor general shooting this thing can't be beat. Still shots are not up to DSLR standard, but still very good. For video this thing puts out stuff that looks like it cost 2-3 times as much.
Pros: Wonderful image quality and the 50P (Australia) is just swimmingly smooth. The Image Stabilisation has to be seen to be believed.I have used the camera, hand held, to track dogs at play and this camera makes it a dream.
Cons: in manual mode, changing the shutter speed alters the "aperture" which adds noise. You then have to go back to aperture and it will at least leave the shutter alone.
Summary: I wish it did better in low light but it works and has great quality overall. I enjoy the ring for rack focus and other features. I have recommended this kind of camera to several friends and they all enjoy it.
Summary: This camera is simply awesome, period! I initially was looking at the "little brother" of this cam that has but one MOS sensor (this one has THREE) and there is no comparison; if you're gonna jump, jump in BIG!
Summary: This is my first High Def camcorder and I was excited about using it for spontaneous shoots outside, often in woods or other natural settings, where I don't have a lot of time to fool with settings, so rely heavily on auto-focus. My experience with this camcorder is that the auto-focus is terrible.
Summary: This is by far the best camcorder I've owned! The videos are amazing. I generally use a Rode mic with it, but the camcorder mics are fine with very little noise. My only complaint is having to find an adapter to attach the Rode mic.
Summary: nothing in this time can bit this camera up to 5000$.I tray and return mani of them the new canons xf100 cost 3000$ and i return it the picture quality was bed very bed moire and moskito effect.im not recomed it this xf100..
Summary: In answer to Tropi, it comes with HD-Writer software to transfer stuff to PC via USB cable (supplied), but no editor. Adobe Premiere Elements (about 80 quid) is recommended and can handle all formats; Cyberlink Power Director (cheaper) can handle most, but not the top-whack 1080p.
Pros: Just about everything, especially the image stabiliser
Cons: Availability of filters etc (only a 46mm thread)