"LET'S PUT THIS CAMCORDER IN PERSPECTIVE"3.5 starson by stevecohan
Pros: This isn't a $1000 camcorder. The knowlege of previous posters might be questioned. IT DOESN'T HAVE A HARD DRIVE. I have yet to find any audio noise. I use the unit for recording high speed competition. Focus, metering and color are excellent.
Cons: Very low light operation is marginal. There is no real wide angle.
Summary: If you're looking for an "on the cheap" camera that will produce "blow your socks off" video, this is the one. If you're looking for a unit that will perform wide ange or low light, keep looking. I am very happy with the unit because I know it's limitations.You can avoid the audio noise that plagues this camera by shooting in the manual mode. Make sure that you leave all of the choices set on A in the manual mode. This means that they will still be set to AUTO, unless you want to change them to customize your shooting. When shooting in the manual mode, your audio will be clean. I also purchased an expensive wireless microphone system that works like a charm with this camera.
Updated on Jan 15, 2011
Updated on Jan 15, 2011Try doing an update on your MAC. If all your software is up to date, the unit should work just fine.