Summary: I have to admit I dont have a much of a reference to compare this camcorder against and I am not a power user either. This is my first HD camcorder and the camera doesnt disappoint. The most important job of a camcorder is to take good video and this camera does this well.
Summary: Pretty much as advertised by the company and the camera's fans. The resolution of the eyepiece and screen isn't spectacular, so you sometimes don't realize how beautiful your footage really is until you see it on a hi-def screen.
Summary: This is really a good camera, but I did receive it with some broken features. The lens cap was broken. Ther was no shoe adapter and no av cable. For the rest it is a good product only the seller 'Warehouse Deals, Inc' very much dissapointed me.
Summary: This is a camcorder with a learning curve. I had trouble initially learning how to use this, and I accidently filmed my son's play in 60i instead of 60p. This proved to be a mistake. Also it is too easy to accidentally set this in camera mode and wonder why it won't record video.
Summary: coming from a professional camera background, it was a bit of a challenge to switch to a more con/prosumer mode, but this camera is pretty impressive. Great picture quality, 32GB internal storage is plenty, SDHD great.
Summary: pros--image quality, manual features on lens barrel, price-performance value cons--top-end 1080p/60 can be hard to swallow for even moderately fast computers (quad cores) misc--lots of folks balk at fan noise, but a non factor to me...
Summary: The clarity of the video is truly great. It is the clearest picture I have seen by far from a personal camcorder. The only downside is the audio. A lot of people talk about a fan noise that interferes with the audio. I can't hear any fans or any noise from the camera at all when it is on.
Wonderful Camera for Professional Videographers on a budget
17 November 2010
Summary: I am an aspiring film maker about to complete my senior year of High school and head on to the college level. I have been doing productions since the eighth grade and since being in High school and receiving filmmaking experience from my older brother (and working on paid productions) I consider...
Summary: The reviews of the image quality this camera produces are all spot on. It's fantastic in that regard. I'm just going to address the negatives because overall it's a wonderful camera. The fan is not nearly as noticeable as some reviews claim. It can be heard in only the most silent of conditions.
Summary: This camcorder has a lot going for it. I have used it couple of weeks while on vacation and just downloaded it to imovie09. I used 60i recording. The video quality is impressive and the color accuracy is awesome. The recorder is very easy to use and handles nicely. Great image stabilization.