Summary: Just got this camera from amazon a day ago, and the performance is unmatched. I been waiting for an HD consumer camcoder to match my 2 year old HDTV for a while, and this one is perfect. Recorded footage in dusk lighting and its superb.
Summary: I was very pleased with this product. The ease of use, great video quality make it worth the high price tag. It also takes great still pics. I saved about $300 on Amazon and got my camera in 1 day, just in time for my kids Xmas program.
Summary: Image quality is exceptional, the weight it's light and the camera is full of features. My only complaint it's that after spending over a thousand dollars, the camcorder desn't come with a Firewire cable and the sound recording could be much better.
Summary: The picture is unbelievable. That's the bottom line. Battery life on the included battery is poor, still shot quality is mediocre compared to a decent digital camera; However the video quality under various lighting conditions is hands down the best I've ever seen.
Summary: This HD video camera comes in a conveniently small package and takes amazing video and photographs. The HD video is incredibly sharp and we especially enjoy the ability to take wide angle still photo shots. We took it to Italy for two weeks and my husband would not go anywhere without it.
Summary: I got this back in March and loved it! The HD video is amazing when played back via HDMI cable on my plasma TV. The video still looks really good when recorded on the regular miniDV tape. Don't really need the HD miniDV.
Summary: For myself, as a network television cameraman & editor, this is the best consumer video camera, for the money, that I have ever seen or used. The picture quality is so good that I have been using it a lot lately to shoot b-roll for a national television program and everyone from the producers to the...
Summary: I'll leave the techno-speak to those who care about how this camcorder operates. However, what I will say is that it's very easy to use, light, compact and has an amazing picture quality. Obviously it's expensive, particularly if, like me, most of the time it will be used to film the kids.
Summary: I had previously owned this very same camera and unfortunately it broke after many years of use. This camera was so good that I decided to buy another one just like it. The vendor is great as he/she mailed it to me pretty fast. Thank you.
Summary: I wanted an HD camcorder but was turned off by the units that used a hd for storing the video, this unit took care of that. It uses the regular DV tapes you can buy just about anywhere. My experience with the battery has been very good but it wouldn't hurt to buy an extra.