"Great camera with a lot of professional level features."3.5 starson by MaxxHeadroom
Pros: Really nice on-screen image, low camera noise when running tape, optical image stabilization works pretty well when not mounted on a tripod; night vision has several levels that take some familiarization with; time stamp if you want it; customizable ze
Cons: Low light level auto-focus is poor. You have to select slow shutter speed (highest in this range is 1/30 second) and then manually focus, which is OK if you're mounted on a tripod, but if not, God help you get that image in focus. Would have preferred n
Summary: If I had to spend it again, I'd still buy it! Over a Sony PDR100? You bet. Over a Canon GL2? Definitely. Over a DVX100? Well, OK, you got me. I'd have to spend more for one of those. Features for dollar, I have not been disappointed with the camera, though I have found my own skills in a world of hurt. compared to those guys that make the big money, making good video look really easy to get.