Summary: Easy to use and handle. My family used this one for making family HD-Movie and they are reliable, except that we need another pack of battery. Taking pictures are also in good quality, easy to switch between picture and video. A good value for money. At first the seller suggested and let me try and compare between this one and other brands of the same price and this one wins all in every aspect.
Summary: Easy setup. I already have software so did not need to install the bundled software (sony vegas pro 8).I upgraded from a canon zr 70mc mini dv. Compared to my mini DV the video quality is phenomenal. I have read many bad comments about the onboard sound but...I don't get the hiss like I did when recording to mini dv tape...so the sound is not horrific.
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile