Summary: I purchased the X400 from Best Buy online. It had only been out a short whle and the feature set was compelling for me. Having been using a standard definition mini DV camcorder for years, this was my first entry into HD recording. My primary use was to record my son's gymnastics metts. I shot a brief video outside to get used to the controls. The results were amazing - crisp video with vibrant color. I was pretty psyched. Then I tried recording at the next gym meet.
Summary: Super little Camcorder where i had little cause for any major concerns,having read many a review.However in first major test of ability,where i was filming my son playing tennis in normal daylight conditions.The autofocus,there is no manual option,just refused to focus at short distances.It continually went in and then out,but strangely did not have the same problem when using the zoom.