Summary: Don't be surprised if you receive the AGHMC45 (I did), which really is the same camera but you won't be able to register the warranty because AGHMC45 was originally sold in the Japanese market, not North America (false advertisement). Do not buy this camera from amazon. Find an authorized dealer.
Summary: I GIVE THIS PRODUCT 5 STARS ONLY BECAUSE i COULDN'T CHOOSE 4.5. So far I am very pleased with the Panasonic AG-HMC40P. It is light weight and easy to learn the operations. The Delivery was right on time as they promised and I would recommend AMAZON because they are Amazing!!
Peter Suslock "Never be bullied into silence...., Amazon
29 November 2012
Summary: When looking for my first Professional Video Camera I researched for months, talked to everyone I knew who shot video and had knowledge of these types of cameras and scoured the web hours on end for reviews, information, joining and posting questions on forums and so on.
Summary: I bought this set from Sunset Electronics on May 6, 2012, and have been enjoying it since. I was a little apprehensive about buying this set initially after reading some lengthy and negatives reviews from other people who purchased this package.
Unable to attain offered Panasonic 3 year Warranty
Richard Courtois, Amazon
5 May 2012
Summary: I purchased this item not knowing anything about Sunset Electronics. THe huge packaged advertised is not very goon items. Example, the batteries that came in the package did not fit the AG-HMC40P. So I contact Alex at Sunset, and to his credit he sent me just one battery that did fit the AG-HMC-40P.
Summary: the product arrived on time and works well. i just wish i had more time to actually use it. the picture to HMC-40 produces is very nice. i recomend getting the xlr micro phone attachment and as well as a xlr microphone to go with it, because no matter how good the camera the on board mics generally...