"Great Camera"5.0 starson by duncanwood
Pros: This is my first mid-level camera, and I'm in love with it. Decent zoom with incredible optical stabilization, good audio quality, and amazing resolution. The video is very clear. Whoever said the menu system is confusing is misguided.
Cons: I use Final Cut Pro for importing. It does log and capture well, but you do have to have the camera plugged into a charger for it to work. It's only slightly troublesome.
Summary: Overall, it's great. I don't see any reason you could put this camera down. True, it's no professional camcorder, but for intermediate projects it's more than acceptable.