Summary: i cant really write a review on this product i waited for a month for it to be sent never was and so i returned it. i know this is an awesome camcorder from all my research i wish i would have gotten it. instead i bought a dslr but they only record video for 10 minutes at a time . i would buy this camcorder with out fear its a great camcorder. if you can get it refurbished or cheap than it would be worth it for sure.
Summary: It works very well. The image is clear and in HD. The zoom (42x) is perfect to take those distant scenes, such as the kids' playing, or animals at zoo, and so on. The main advantage is its 160GB of internal storage, so I can shoot for hours and hours, without worrying to clear the disk. Also, the software that comes with it is easy to use. It organizes the videos by date, so one can edit by chronological order. It is very easy to burn a DVD or Bluray as well.
Summary: This is a fully HD camcorder at 1080 (not the 720 of some of the other cheaper advertised HD camcorders). What makes it special is the large hard drive which lets me shot up to 28+ hours of data without downloading so that I often find I need not carry a computer when traveling on shoots. I can wait to download upon returning which makes air travel much simpler. Sadly, I do not find this camcorder available currently.....
Summary: I love the size of it and it is soooo easy to use. I am able to video all of our family gatherings!! The only problem is when I burn a copy of the video to a blank DVD, it takes quite a long time to finish it. If you have an easier and faster way for me to do it, please advise by email to me.