Hey I want a camcorder to make student films and short home made films, now I'm thinking between the SONY XR500V and the PANASONIC TM300.

On one side, I know that the Panasonic has some features that the sony lacks such as manual Iris and 24p mode.
But on the other side some say that they're disappointed with that camcorder and wish that they would've never bought it.
Also I've seen that on youtube that in some clips when sony tried to achieve 24p mode using their editing software, the exposure kept changing (maybe its the exposure).

I ask which camcorder is better, friendly to use, sharper, better in low light etc.

In other words, if you were in my shoes which camcorder would you get?