Pros: good battery life. intuitive interface. compact size, good firm handle for your hand. good sets of accessories and filters.
Cons: Color correction required almost always if you filming inside or with poor light. Colors really messed up if you film in the dark with artificial light. Color correction and white balance settings are not remembered even after set. Poor photos.
Summary: I've used it recording my little son. I had a problem at the beginning, that the Hard Disk corrupted and I had to format it and lost my test recordings. One of the records I made after still stops, and I think it's related to the Hard DIsk problem. [...
Excerpt: I have this device and its great - up to a point. If you merely want to take high quality footage, watch it on an HD television and then delete it, then its wonderful and you wont be disappointed. However if, like me, you want to preserve the footage on DVD and edit to remove unintended errors, people walking in front of the camera and excess footage, etc, then youll find that the ACVHD format will make it very very difficult.