Cons: Useless because you can't use it with a modern Vista 64 bit computer. Sony has new cameras that work with Vista 64 bit, but everyone else gets screwed. Sony developed software to work with some new camcorders, but not w/ other recent camcorders.
Summary: For a HD cam i think this is one of the best, been using it for 2 years now and never once has it dissapointed me, when i got it though it said 5-10 hour barrety life, but that requires that you upgrade your battery the standard one is not that great, maybe you'll get 3hours out of it depending on what quality you shoot at. it actually does have manual exposure if you dig enough youll find it!