It seems pretty good for that genre and price range. It has native 16x9 progressive CCDs but are only 1/5 inch each, but still those might be better than just having one. It's cool that it shoots with a variable HDV bit rate but it's kind of weird that it saves to an odd .tod format that has to be converted for NLE.
I'd say it's better than other HDV cameras i've seen in that price range.
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