Summary: I bought this camera to replace my Sony HDR-TG1, which for some reason stopped taking stills. I loved the TG1 but wished there was more to it: Like being waterproof, a brighter LCD Screen, Internal Memory and most importantly, Sony's G lens. I got most of what I asked for. Like some of the other reviewers said, this camcorder had so much potential. Sony just didn't do it justice. Firstly it takes stunning 1080P video. With it's 29.8mm G lens it is awesome.
Summary: Still new to this, but it's very hard to see the action in the screen on a bright day on the snow and sand. We have missed too many shots due to this. Otherwise, we enjoy the camera and its functions.