I picked up a Sony PMW-EX1R from B&H in New York and spent a week testing it out all over Manhattan. This is a serious upgrade from my earlier Canon HG10 + Letus Mini combo. Handholding this beast is obviously not easy at all but I'll be doing mostly tripod stuff with it anyway. Here, and in future footage, the EX1R is set to fully manual. There is a lot to learn but that's the whole idea behind getting this camcorder in the first place :). Everything is unedited and ungraded. It'll show you how a novice does with something this complex.
I promise, I'll do better from now on :)
Gramercy Park East
Washington Square Park
Upper West Side
Upper East Side
Sound from built-in mic (with Rycote Mini windjammer mounted).
Doug_01 picture profile (Vortex EX1 DVD).