Of course it would have been better if AF works in the video mode but it isn't that bad as it is right now. Focus on subjects that stay on the plane of focus, even, if they're moving, isn't a problem. Kids running around would be more challenging but we can use a wide angle lens at f/22 and keep them more or less within the dof. This cam. goes up to isoo 3200 (with Hi-1, 6400). At the resolution of the HD-movie, even iso 6400 would look clean. Enabling us to use really small apertures when needed. This is looking better& better to me.