Summary: Let me say, first, I am not a Professional, National Geographic videographer. I am a semi professional photographer. My 3 Nikons have served me well, with more that 300,000 shots. Now on to my personal experience with this camera. Let me address the negative feedback that I have seen from a few.
Summary: No disappointment at all! I was told I would receive my camera between the 10th-25th and it arrived FIVE DAYS EARLY on the 5th!!! Extremely impressed with the timely delivery and quality of the product. I will definitely keep this company in mind for future references.
Summary: This camera is perfect for the type of pro videos I shoot...the right mix of professional features with prosumer size and cost. I won't use most of the additional pieces included in the kit, but I couldn't beat the price. Everything was shipped quickly and I have no issues at all.
Summary: We use this camera in a controlled environment, 5.5kw of incandescent light, and the images are sooo nice... The camera has been setup to shoot 24p all the time, and the color tweaked by me and a colorist, and the results are amazing.
Summary: I bought my HVR-V1U and have had it a week now. I am very impressed with the quality of video with very good light. In low light the quality of this video camera is poor. But after doing hours and hours of research I decided on this model for a few reasons.