This is a great cam for the money. Dual jack pack for multiple mics.... incredible low light performance....
It however is NOT a point and shoot type cam. You have to know what you are doing in order to get the expected performance out of it. Your video can easily look disastrous if you don't know how to set it up.
It's not exactly a free hand cam though. Although you Can use it free hand and it does have a strap for that purpose.... the arm gets tired pretty fast due to its weight. You would be better served on a tripod or mono pod.
The only disadvantage (to some people) is that it doesn't shoot real 24p (only 24f)
When Canon built this cam, what they wanted was a cam that would fit in well in both the serious hobbyist category as well as the low end pro videographer category. This cam fits the bill quite well.
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