Excerpt: I spent 2 years saving up for a camera like this, and spent hours researching and found this to be the an amazing camera. I bought it and loved it for about two days until I shot a wedding. I was reviewing the footage and found it to be REALLY grainy, and distracting. I was really disappointed too with the lack of compatability with other products. I was also really mad at how hard it is to get the AVCHD files out of the "private" folder it creates.
Excerpt: I bought this camera to film athletic events (mostly track and field). I wanted to move up a notch from a regular camcorder. The camera feels great. Definitely no easier to use than DSLR for video as a mater of fact without controls directly for ISO and Shutter speed could be tougher to learn. So far not so great in low light. Comes with small battery. The microphone picks up the lens noise.
Pros: Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Great Zoom, Large Clear LCD, Zoom range/performance