Nice design and build quality
Though brown isn't the first color I'd choose for a camcorder, the CX360V's matte plastic body looks and feels comfortable and well-built. The large microphone underneath the lens supports 5.1-channel recording, though given the mic's placement, surround sound is moot. If you want to use that, you really should get an add-on mic for the accessory shoe. There's also an LED video light on the front of the camcorder, but be careful about pointing that at a person's eyes.
One of the nice touches are the relatively high-quality stereo speakers.
Under the LCD the CX360V includes headphone, mic, HDMI and USB connectors, while the AC jack and composite video output are under a hatch beneath the grip strap. There's also a short, captive USB cable that tucks into the strap for added convenience; you can use it to charge the battery.
Except for zooming, snapping photos, and switching between video and photo modes, as well as power, playback and the video light, the camcorder's operation is touch-screen driven.