Cool Low-End Manual Control HD Video For Pro/Am Market
Honest John, Amazon
24 October 2013
Summary: Purchased for my daughter at a Long Island NY University film school as a gift, using her specs. Got into an argument/discussion with her and gave her a Nikon 5000 instead. So, as a amateur video/photo buff I started to explore this camera. For the price it's a great value with features found in cameras several times its price. However, it's not perfect, but near so for the price point. Pros: Great color quality, smooth zoom, macro and manual focus.
I love the manual control and amazing battery life
Dr L, Amazon
16 March 2013
Summary: I have used this camera for 7-8 months now, mostly for stage performance videography. This was my first Panasonic camera. I am so happy with it that I decided to buy another Panasonic (the AG-AC90 this time), which is now my primary camera that will be used in tandem with the AG-AC7. The battery life is very good. You can shoot several hours of continuous video.
Outstanding Camcorder for Entry-Level Professional Videography or Filmmaking
Plasma Productions, Amazon
7 March 2013
Summary: This is the perfect camera for someone looking to get into the world of professional videography without breaking the bank. It lacks a few of the features of more expensive camcorders, such as XLR audio inputs. However, it offers a ton of amazing features for the price, including both full manual controls (including a manual focus ring with a professional peaking style focus assist on the LCD screen) as well as many automatic controls to help those not yet ready for...
Summary: My boss bought this camera for me to start using, and I actually got in trouble for telling him what I thought about it. It came in a bundle with a bag, a light, a tri-pod, and some other accessories. EVERYTHING about this camera is cheap. It only shoots in 60i, which is the lowest of the low expectations of a camera. Your camera phone can do that. In fact, if you have an iPhone 4s (which costs half as much), you can shoot in 24p, which is the Hollywood standard.
Summary: The visual quality is quite compelling for its price! The camera is light and easy to maneuver physically. The down sides: 1. the camera looks cheap. Sweet...but plastic-looking...like a bit of a toy up close. [but i guess you get what you pay for] 2. the tripod isn't worth jack! This is a crap piece of "equipment" if it can be called that. Ok if you just plan on mounting the camera on the tripod and locking its position. Good luck if you need to pan or tilt! 3.