The battery was dead when the video camera came in
Susan "SMS", Amazon
21 July 2012
Summary: The camcorder was functionning but the battery was dead and I had to purchase a new battery because there is no way to contact the vendor for a battery replacement but to return the camcorder and pay a restocking fee which I didn't want to do.
Summary: We bought this to replace our old panasonic camcorder which died after 3 years of use. This camcorder has served us flawlessly. The ability to take still pictures and video with the same unit is great - less things to carry around.