Summary: I've had this camera since 2010 and still love the quality. There are newer and better cameras for personal home use these days, but not by much. Both the video and picture quality is excellent and there are lots of options to fiddle with to make those videos look as best as you can get them. It comes with 32GB built in and makes use of SD cards for more storage.
Summary: Easy to use basic recording and playing functions. Excellent, more sophisticated bells and whistles but they took me some time to figure out -- still have trouble using some of the features but that is a user problem. Had it since December 2010 and am very satisfied.
Summary: I purchased this camcorder in 2010 and have used it for almost 2 years now and i can say that this is one of the best camcorders i have used. It has excellent low light performance, great stabilization, and good zoom. The quality of sound recording is excellent with the built-in mic.It has excellent battery life and the feature i liked the most was the ability to click pics simultaneously while recording video. The colors are as close to real life as possible.
Summary: There are alot of good than bad for this camera. I like the fact that you could shoot video or capture photos and switch it on the fly with a simple switch. You could capture videos in 1080p or 1080i. 1080p 60 fps is so fluid, moving life like. Resolution is top notch for a consumer camcorder and simple to use. Also have an accessory (cold shoe) to place a mic or external light. Colors on videos on vivid, crisp, clear, and produces some amazing stuff.
Summary: Have been using for over 2 years now. This has worked very well. Some of points are 1. 1080p is crisp and clear. Can connect using HDMI cable and watch directly on TV 2. Included software makes you download to computer and save as m2ts format. also can directly burn to DVD in high quality 3. Windows moviemaker can convert m2ts to high res wmv files and shared with people, youtube, watch through USB drives on TVs 4. Can do auto and manual modes.
Summary: The only problem that I had was that about a half a month after I bought it, the lens cover stopped working properly. Other than this, which is not an especially important part the camera, it was great and I got a good price for it too!
Summary: I love this camera. All of you are nuts with the Fan issue. I shoot the crap out of my tm700 and you don't have any fan issues. Even if there was a fan issue, you could stiff get an external mic, OR CLOSE THE FLIP OUT SCREEN. duh... All in all this camera matches and out performs most all pro-sumer cameras that are 10 times the cost. If I come up with some more money I am going to get 2 more of these babies.