Summary: Many of the reviews I previously read before buying this camera claimed better picture quality in low light situations. I find the low light video to be average at best, not crisp at all, not really suitable for shooting video in say a recording studio with natural light.
Summary: So the camera is nicely sized, takes good video, all that is great. where I run into problems is doing stuff with those videos. My powermac G5 doesn't support it at all - need the latest version of ilife and that is not compatible with PPC. Great. The software on windows allows me to view, but if I try to upload to youtube - it fails, says connection failed. My connection to youtube is fine. Now I gotta scour the web looking for how to get the vids up.
Summary: *Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Great Outdoor Quality, GREAT stabilization, Great zoom, Simple Controls, Versatile *Cons: Low quality indoors, Poor Battery Life, POOR support *Best Uses: Home Movies, Travel *Describe Yourself: Video Enthusiast *Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend Well, not too sure what to say... I saw this camera at CES 2009 and anxiously waited for it's release. I played with it at CES and just fell in love...
Summary: I have this camcorder for 3 months now, and I have always watched the clips on my TV. Great picture and sound quality. Yet a couple of days ago I tried to edit some of these clips, and while Vegas Pro 9 supports this format, it seems that there is a problem with 5.1 dolby. Front left and rear channels are practically unusable, whilst the right channels work fine. It could be that I have a defect in my camcorder as I have yet to read a post to this effect.
Pros: Great picture quality on 50" LCD TV. iA works fine
Cons: Battery consumption, complicated audio edit in Vegas Pro 9 and other software