Amazing camera. AVCHD, yuck. That's the only reason I will not buy it. I've already expressed my thoughts on why I dislike AVCHD format. Can you believe this? I know a guy who has a Mac Pro ... Xenon Processors...8 gigs RAM.... and AVCHD won't even playback on his system. That computer is a MONSTER. Just goes to show how much AVCHD sucks. You know, I think these hard drive cameras are cool because you don't have to waste time digitizing. But I still prefer tape. That's just my opinion.