Pros Excellent video quality
Cons No mic input - you have to purchase their special mic that is power by the active interface shoe
No headphone jack - even if you purchase their mic, you can't hear what it sounds like!
Not compatible with Final Cut Pro
Summary This is fine for average people, but definitely not for pros. I had to purchase an HD camera fast, and one that had an existing underwater housing. This one seemed the best, but I didn't pay enough attention to the audio set up. I can't believe Sony would produce a camcorder and label it as the HIGH end of the consumer cameras and not have a mic OR a headphone jack! MAJOR FAIL, SONY! I will be selling this camera as soon as I'm finished with the project I purchased it for, and then I will be purchasing a new HD camera from anyone other than Sony. For pete's sake, my old Hi-8 camera from Sony had fully-functioning audio inputs!
Pros the resolution with the wide range of colors
Cons for now this one satisfied what im looking for the camcorder
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"Good but not Great"on by hanleysw
Pros Video is fantastic. Easy to use.
Cons Battery life is about an hour of continuous recording in the real world where you use your zoom. Speaking of which, the zoom is not smooth and the lever to zoom is not fluid (and yes, I've somewhat large hands). Options on screen require bifocals!
Summary Best combination of features on the market for a flash-based recorder.