Summary: I received the camera and it appeared to work ok. Playback was clear on the LCD screen, however, when we finally played back the video on the TV, the images were very blurry, almost cartoon like. Since we only had the camera 6 months, I sent it back for a warranty repair. I was told it had a defective video output board, and would cost over $300 in labor to repair (labor warranty only 90 days). I said forget it as I can buy another new camera for less.
Summary: Love this little thing! We took it to Alaska and holy cow the zoom is amazing! We saw animals up soooo far in the mountains before anyone else with this thing! The videos and pictures turned out great!
Great for Recording lectures in a small college room
30 May 2014
Summary: I didn't really use it for anything else, I just recorded my calculus lectures (with my professors permission) for a few hours two to three days every week. If you start recording video and then close the screen, the battery it comes with can record a 3 hour lecture and still have half a battery charge left.
Summary: This product is easy to use, easy to set up and, for the price, takes decent movies. There has been no blurring with picture resolution what I would deem as sufficient for the casual family type activity. I would recommend this product for the periodic user who is content with reasonable resolution and detail.
Summary: This is a good unit. First impression is how small it is, about the size of those mini 8oz soda cans. It has a bright screen and controls are fairy intuitive. The video and frame shot pictures look good. The formatting is a bit strange and set up will take a few minutes. After using a friends GOPro however...I now wish I had spend a few more dollars and got one of those instead, much easier in many ways, but not enough for me to return the Panasonic.
Summary: I bought this camcorder to get some candid videos at my wedding. It did its job, and it did it well. The video is clear and the audio is excellent, even without tweaking it in video editing software. The colors could have been brighter, sure, but for how much we paid, not having super vibrant colors is to be expected.