"Camcorder has what counts, however nothing is perfect."4.0 starson by Vaiovann
Pros: Large native capture resolution
Light weight, even when shooting for extended periods
Fair amount of manual settings, even for a more "Consumer" oriented model
Quick response to light and capture changes
Cons: Small frame (totally relative statement)
Included cooling fan is picked up on hot shoe mounted "shotgun" mic (is not when peripheral isn't attached)
Settings (capture modes and manual adjusts) are buried in touch screen menus
Summary: So I'm a pretty huge dork. A good friend and I both pooled are resources to get this camcorder. After fairly extensive research we (I) landed on this model. It's combination of consumer target ease of use, as well it's deeper manual settings, allow us to have footage that looks like the pro's. There is a catch however. This catch is that I can't seem to play back to footage without it staggering during review. I have a dual core AMD 2.8Ghz Phenom II processor, and a nVidia GTX260, with 8Gb of ram running on WIndows 7 64-bit. In other words the hardware isn't the issue. I've addressed this problem with carefully researching what modern codecs are needed to be installed. DivX is a big help, and don't expect VLC to be able to (smoothly) play your footage.
In the end, unless you have really high standards, you wont be disappointed with your purchase.