Well, I am clearly considering buying one. It is just a matter of deciding when. Again, I am not in a big hurry, but when I do (if I really do get one), I will post my impressions.
So to recap, this cam will work for me because:
1. It has spot focus which will help me during close up shooting (like when I shoot model railroads).
2. The video advancement since my SR11 will make my videos look even better than they do now (thanks to a better lens, processer, not to mention my excellent shooting and editing skills).
3. The optical stabilization will help with hand-held shooting when in the field (although I mostly use a good tripod).
4. The improved low light capabilities will help extend the shooting time in a 24 hour day of shooting.
5. Has a viewfinder in addition to the LCD.
6. Hopefully because I would be staying with the same company as my other camcorders, multi-cam shoots would still work out OK.
My only gripes that I can think of so far, are:
1. Price (just beyond my current budget).
2. Limited zoom (would have liked it to be at least 20x since, among other things, I shoot wildlife also).
So now it is just a matter of saving a bit more $$, while waiting to see if the price drops at all in the next couple of months. I will also be watching for other opinions and experiences with the CX760. Would love to just get my hands on one just to try it out, but my BB doesn't have anything remotely close to it. Oh well.
Mark. That thread was posted by me. I realize that even though a number of people here are also on that other site, there are many who only seem to be on one or the other.