Summary: I'm not going to bother going over the pros and cons in their entirety... I second everything that the other reviewers are saying. This truly is a great option if you are looking to step up to tapeless HD...
Kenya and Amsterdam with my HMC150 and it still like brand new
Oddi S. Diaz, Amazon
23 September 2010
Summary: I have this camera for more than three years and I have no problem with it. I had traveled from USA to London, Brussels, Kenya and Amsterdam with my HMC150 and it still like brand new. It is important to know about aperture because it is so easy with this camera to get over exposed shots.
Summary: This is a superior film camera. I have a Canon 7D with HD shooting capability and many lenses, but focusing is always an issue and a concern in it. As you shoot in the 7D, you must monitor the focusing as you get closer or farther from your subject.
Summary: If we ignore the price, this camera is not half bad. You can shoot ok looking video, it's lightweight, very customizable and user friendly. All that being said, it is impossible to ignore the price tag. This thing is just way over priced.
Summary: Perhaps the greatest testament to this camera is the fact that it came out over 4 years ago and still gets excellent reviews today. Look at how many people are still buying it despite newer successors!
Solid Camera: Especially If You Know What You Are Doing
G. Fahnestock, Amazon
11 March 2010
Summary: No More DV tapes. Don't worry about losing timecodes. It doesn't matter. I love this camera. Far superior to the Canon A1. One note though: If you have a MAC and you use Final Cut, you will not be happy. If your computer recognizes the video files, you will have ridiculous rendering times.