new here, hello.
i also could not resist the amazon sale on the hd700 @ $399 and i received mine yesterday. i spent a short time sampling the camera and will continue to do so later today.
i'm not thrilled with the output, but i love the style/ergonmics and large screen.
i was hoping the low-light capabilities would be a better but i will experiment with manual controls and not prematurely judge the camera. for $399, despite that being a temp price which is now over, i need to tune my expectations of a small pocket-sized hybrid digital camera. although i have the hd1000 sitting in my amazon cart and will prob buy that so i can compare and decide on whether spending another $300 for hd1000 is worth it.
will post samples soon.