This is a spectacularly nice camera for my purposes-making video classes and blogs solo in my home studio. Spectacular image quality, easy to use and set up. The fixed lens is fine for my purposes, with plenty of mechanical zoom, and I love the fact that I can control everything remotely from an iPad (the camera has a web server, so you just point your browser at it). I'm not a pro, so the griping in other reviews that this camera doesn't have the same features as one that costs 8 times more doesn't faze me.I use this camera to make video classes. I publish videos at 720p, but record in 4K. That way I effectively have 4x digital zoom with no degradation of the image quality. I set everything up, go stand in front of the camera and start talking. By zooming out, I can move around and not have to worry about panning and such. I crop, zoom, and pan in Premier when I edit the video. I use a�Sennheiser XSW 2-ME2-A Wireless Lavalier Microphone�fed directly into the XLR input. The auto leveling on the audio signal works fine, though it's a little hotter than I'd like (no headroom at all, but no clipping either, so it's okay). When I record a live class, I use the other audio input for a room mic, and the fact that I can manually adjust that mic's level and leave my lav-mic feed on auto is really useful.I occasionally need to feed the video into my computer as if this were a web cam while I'm recording (for live webinars), and I use a�Magewell USB Capture HDMI 4K Plus Device�for that purpose.The only down side is that the CFast memory cards that you need for 4K recording are pricey. I've been using�256GB PixelFlash�cards (which were the least expensive ones I could find), and they work fine. a 256K card will record a bit under 3 hours of 4K video. I use two and have one uploading to my computer while I record with the other. You could also feed the HDMI output into an external monitor and record there, but that would add a lot of unnecessary expense and complexity to the set up that I could do without. Finally, there's a Cannon app that will capture the video as you record, but that's less convenient for me than just going to a video card.