"A great camera, with many features and a decent price."4.5 starson by nx21
Pros: Large lens size, the lens has an auto shutting cover, shoe for a shotgun mic, nice large LCD screen, has a manual focus dial saves to SDHC cards, and that it saves in h.264 which is more compatible than .mov files.
Cons: The manual dial doesn't display on the exterior which is macro, and which is landscape.
Summary: Overall, this is an amazing camcorder for a low price. It doesn't have any integrated memory, which for some people doesn't work, but, for me, an SD card is much better because the transfer rate of USB is much slower than SD. If you want integrated memory, look at the HMX-S15 or better. Also, the 600 FPS shooting and the 300 FPS shooting is great for slow motion, but it isn't very high resolution. The time lapse is useful, but you don't want to leave your $900 camera in one spot for more than a day, so that can be bothersome. Overall though, this is a great camera for people who know what they are doing with cameras. I wouldn't recommend this for people who are just beginners because it has some features which are not useful for a newbie. But I love it, and it's easy on the wallet.