I understand the need for portability. Indeed, video cameras used to be humongous, monsters in fact that you could shoulder for only so long. A sturdy tripod was always a necessity, but the bulk of those cameras also helped keep your shots stable. If you positioned your feet right. Then cameras became smaller. Still not a bad thing. You could do all kinds of extraordinary things, creep into tight corners to get the shot. Now, these darn things are so small, they won't even fit in your bloody hands anymore. Shoulder? Are you kidding? They may have the greatest quality, but what's with all the shrinkage now? The ting don pass be careful o. Its grown so bad now that you have to buy rigs just so you can hold your tiny camera! What!!! Okay, rant over.