"Entry-Level At Best."2.0 starson by IFLYMAUI
Pros: Price keeps tumbling. Was $700.00 and can now be found for just under $400.00.
Features a EVF. Low energy consumption. Easy to hold and transport. Packaged with a HDMI cord.
Cons: Image stablization is the worst ever; even when set to maximum. Picture quality is good but not excellent. Menu is a challenge.
Summary: Great at $400. Otherwise, look at a Sony or Panasonic.
Canon excels at still photography; better than most but has always been weak in video when compared to Sony.
I expect Costco to carry one of the 400XXX series within weeks to clear it out for the coming 2012 models brought out at the CES 2012 show.