Summary: Every camcorder has pro's and con's. Pro: small size, light weight but sturdy, articulated screen, easy PC transfer of video, good resolution under most lighting conditions indoors and out, surprisingly steady shooting when hand held.
Summary: This is my 5th camcorder. Compare with vhsc, minidv, this one has best video quality, not to mention 30hrs tapeless storage capacity. I don't agree with the 1st reviewer on the focus, noise problems he/she reported.
Summary: My fiance loves our new camcorder. The zoom works great on this camera, he was able to zoom up on our cats whiskers and see small details. It also works great as a camera. It is very lite weight and portable. The battery has lasted at least 8hours.