Wasn't sure what to expect since it's about 1/3 the canon name brand hood; but then again, it's a hood and I wasn't too concerned about it. For $8 this is a fantastic hood! It's probably the same one as the canon name brand, except it has JJC branded into it rather than Canon. Leather/Pleather exterior with a nice velvet cloth interior. Whatever cardboard is in between the materials to hold the form is pretty sturdy. Fits very snug around my camcorder LCD screen. Been tugging on the two folding flaps to try and get some stretch to make it a little looser, so far seems to be working very well and it's not in danger of tearing. Doesn't block any of the screen or the set and function buttons on the side. However, it will render the pause/play, stop, playlist, and rec/playback buttons on the bottom useless. The only one of those I use is the rec/playback switch button, and that's just to check if I need to reshoot a scene or something. If you use the remote, then it's not an issue. Great for shooting outdoors.
Only real con is the shipping was almost as much as the product.