Summary: I have had the MC2000 and I believe it is Very Well suited for the starting Professional. These were not made for your everday joe blows that want to film their vacations. No average person is going to lug around this camera on his vacation, its simply not practical.
Summary: Great camera with lots of accessories. Its a gray market camera so there is no US warranty. The vendor was excellent, it shipped without the video LCD light and he promptly furnished one. I used it a couple of times to get acquainted and then to video a wedding. Good value for the money.