Summary: This is actually my first full fledged camcorder along with the HDC-SD900 model which I bought for some projects i am involved with. These cameras are THE BOWSE. I dont think anyone can go wrong with it. Memory management is key especially when taping in HD. 5 stars
Summary: First, let me say I record video clips of only family and friends, like parties, weddings, candid moments, nothing extravagant. I previously used my digital cameras but over the years realize the noise and pixelation, especially when played on large TVs simply looked awful.
Summary: This camcorder has too many pros. It is very easy to use first of all. It also has very good image stabilization and picture quality. It works very well in low light which I find as the biggest pitfall for many of the camcorders I have used so far.
Summary: I made a conscious choice after reading various reviews and comparisons. Most comparisons favor the next model SD900 which is more expensive. However the core part of the 2 cameras is the same, and the quality of produced video is the same.
Summary: Great cam with a super-easy automatic mode of recording that makes recording your favourite events a child's game. As an unique con, I'd point out the 12x optical zoom that perhaps results a bit scarce depending on what you want to record. Otherwise 5-Star product.