Summary: I use this camera for profesional use I will make my review on that point of view. On the good side: -The picture quality is great. -The sound quality is also great. -It has a wheel for manual handling (focus, exposition, etc..) . -It has slow-motion camera option :). -It is light and portable. On the bad side: -It doesn't haves a viewfinder which sometimes is very useful (even more in sunny days).
Summary: Ease of use - AFTER the shoot - is as important for me as during the shoot - I didn't like the workflow to get the footage into Final Cut Pro - so I returned this item and exchanged it for the Canon VIXIA HF10 AVCHD Dual Flash Memory Camcorder. Furthermore, I never did find the 24p frame rate in the menu - whereas the Canon was easier to locate. I also didn't like the "proprietary" (Sony Only) everything and the lack of an Audio Input jack AND no headphone jack?...
Pros: Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality
Cons: "Sony-only" compatible, Inadequate Features, Not Final Cut Compatible