Summary: Great camera, superb picture quality.A++++. BUT, the following controls on the camera are poorly designed and prone to failure: #1. Flimsy External plastic Mic Holder. Mine broke where it is screwed into the base. This is not an issue because I use the supplied on-board mic ONLY for ambient sounds and attach external mics via the 2 xlr inputs. #2. Extremely poorly engineered Battery Release Button, will malfunction or fail (I use gaffer tape to seal it off). #3.