This camcorder is the best I've ever used or seen. The quality of the video at 1080p is superb. I can even just play if back directly from the camcorder straight to my TV with the HDMI connection. I can also just connect the camcorder straight to my computer, transfer the files, and then edit them and burn them to a disc. Either way, the 1080p gives the videos I shoot a professional looking touch to them. My friends are impressed and I look like a photography expert. Another feature that I haven't seen before, but love, is the fact that this camcorder can take AA batteries. Say I forget to charge my battery, or forget the charger. I wouldn't be able to use the camcorder after the battery dies, right? Nope, not with this camcorder. I can use just any old regular AA batteries and the camcorder is ready to record again with the same great results. The only squab I have with the camcorder is the photo mode. When taking a picture with the flash, I have to wait in a couple of seconds for the flash to charge up again before I can take another picture. But that isn't too bad, I mean it's a camcorder, why do I want to take pictures, when I can take video?