Summary: This camera is fantastic for quick run and gun shooting. Image quality is very good, it is very sharp, but it does lack the look of images that you get from a DSLR. I'm guessing this is due to the large depth of field, which you do have some control over, but due to the small sensor there is no comparison to a DSLR. But other than that this is a joy to handle, very easy to use, the focusing is great, the zoom is great (20X).
Summary: The camera is amazing. Love the manual controls, manual focus ring, image quality is superb. This will take some time to play with to get knowledgeable with all the controls. HOWEVER, I had to dock a star for not including a separate wall charger/AC charger for the battery. You have to charge the battery while it's connected to the camera. This is more than a slight inconvenience if you want to have a back up battery powered up while you are using the camera.
Summary: This is my first handy cam. Agreed that it is tad expensive among it peers but great out of the box features . Touch screen is good. Joy stick feels like been placed little out side the zone. Good battery and crystal clear video and image quality. No Built in memory which is obvious for almost professional grade Video Cam.
Conclusion: Let me start by saying it's a great camera. I bought it for personal use and I loved using it; had great video quality. But the audio was poor at best considering the quality of everything else. The internal microphones are on the top of the camera, just behind the lens. I could barely here what I was recording, but could hear the jets flying over and my breathing really good.
Summary: Great camcorder & I could go in to a lot more detail about this unit, but don't have the time right now. I shoot Pro body Nikon DSLR's and am very meticulous of how something works. I will say there is a lot more positive about this camcorder then negative, but for how little I would use this as opposed to my still camera the price was too much for me to warrant keeping especially when I would have to carry to device when I'm out in the field doing my nature photography.
Summary: I used to think that my DSLR took pretty good 1080p video. Then I recorded my wedding at two angles using my DSLR and the G30. The difference is stark. The G30 has far superior color purity, handles high contrast well, and produces sharp images without aliasing. The video performance could pass for professional. Low light performance is very good and the quality degrades gracefully when it's just plain too dark. The onboard microphones are fairly good.
Summary: I bought this to replace an older camera that I carry on the road for quick "grab and shoot", when things happen. Very Frustrating first impression is the location of the Joystick/Set button, which is located exactly where the Record button is on all of my other cams! So more than once now (several times), when I did initiated a quick grab and shoot, I found myself thumbing the joystick button instead of the record button.
Summary: I purchased the Legria HF-G30 as my Panasonic X920 does not have a Lanc socket which as I have found to my cost is (in my opinion) indispensable when using a tripod. The G30 picture is perhaps not quite as sharp as the X920 but you could argue that the result is more pleasing. Colors are rendered well. I would criticise both camcorders for not supplying a full paper manual (rather difficult to pack your PC when going on holiday).
Summary: .... without spending a good deal more on moving to a 'pro' machine - in my opinion anyway. This is a BIG camera - but I like the weight and feel - much better than the HF G10 I had. I wont bore you with running through the various functions coz' you will be doing your homework anyway - suffice it to say the video results are totaly superb. I think it's marginally better than my Sony CX 730 in daylight - the colour balance is definatly more to my liking.
Summary: Ich habe bisher mit der Lumix G2 gefilmt, und wollte qualitätsmäßig kräftig aufrüsten, daher habe ich mich für ein Topmodell in der Consumerklasse entschieden. Ich dachte dass ein 2MP Sensor der speziell fürs Filmen gemacht ist wohl bessere Qualität liefert als der Sensor einer Fotokamera (der viel mehr Pixel unterbringen muss). Es geht mir dabei vor allem um die Lichtstärke.