"Excellent Camera! Terrific Value"4.0 starson by syzygymedia
Pros: Great Zoom, Great Pics, Pretty Good Size & Balance
Cons: Zoom is a real chore for video.
Summary: I've had this camera for about two+ months. I bought it just in time for a video project requiring nearly straight to edit timeline. I shot in 640x480 and copied to Mac hard drive. Footage requires rendering in FCP, but was quick and the quality very good. Since I was still getting used to the camera while on project, I needed to ramp up quick to properly service my client. Thankfully most things were quite easy to find and logical. The only true downside I experienced--that I could not attribute to a lack of time using the camera--was the lack of ease-in and out on the zoom. It's kind of set for still-pics, zoom quick, stop quick; which isn't normally what you'd want for video. Other than that, for the $420 you can get this camera for, it is second to none!