This book is totally SICK. I am a noob and as I was researching camcorder issues, I wish I would have had this book. I have only read through page 80 and have learned a ton about how the camera works. There is a lot of detailed info on how the cameras process as well as how to get the best out of them. I would buy it a hundred times.

PS - I didn't help write the book and don't get paid either . Mine also came included with my HMC-40. AWESOME, AWESOME book very well written!!!