"I love this little thing!"5.0 starson by schlenk
Pros: Awesome video, great stability and convenience
Cons: touchy hard drive?
Summary: I love this camera. I'm an above-average, tech geek user who makes home movies to DVDs. I was dying for higher-quality video before my Disney World trip this year. I've been waiting for a HD hard drive camera that isn't Sony. I love Canon quality and optics. The video quality is amazing through an HDTV. I expect the quality to remain impressive when I make SD DVDs.
The manual says to back the hard drive up periodically and to disconnect it from the PC carefully. I get the impression that the hard drive can be touchy and require re-initialization. I'll be careful.
Now if my editing software will just support the AVCHD file format I'll bet set. At least until I move to and iMac next year.
I got this for $829 via Amazon.com in Oct, 2006.