Summary: I bought this but returned it. I had hoped the video would be sharper than the video on my three-year-old, top-of-the-line Sony. It was sharper but not dramatically sharper. Also, the lens rattles when you walk with the camcorder. It's designed that way as part of a new stabilization scheme. The stability is a bit better, but the rattle made me think the camcorder was flimsy and would need repairs sooner than normal. And the clunking noise from the rattle annoyed me.