"Best sub 1,000 dollar Camcorder CX500v"5.0 starson by videolady1960
Pros: Best video, best low light performance, lest amount of artifacts, best shake correction, dead on focus even in low light.
Cons: NONE, but maybe a wish list of things that could be optimized.
Summary: I shot side by side video with many Camon's HF 200, HF s10 and other Sony non-Exmor R. This camera don't just do better it smokes them in low light. Despite some reviews I have seen this CX500v has the highest resolving power compared to the others. People say it don't have TV or AV mode and it does not. But you do not need them! I could not get the Canon to even perform as good using the TV or AV modes.