"Dynamic in great light, want more universal codec."4.0 starson by BrandonEarly
easy to use
great video in good light
Cons: not bad video in poor light but it really is no better than my $150 dv cam in poor light
few buttons means you have to scroll through a ton of thing until you find what you need
*.MTS file format...great quality not edit ready.
Summary: *.MTS file format has amazing quality at a great file size but I wanted something that was ready to edit out of the camera...iMovie and Premiere Pro CS4 (CS4 only nothing before) will convert it but I moved away from DV tapes so I did not have the real time upload...the conversion is almost real time, some times longer.
For the price I would wait until it drops...I would feel like I am getting a deal at $400 but feel a little unsatisfied at $600.
But it is still am amazing camera.