Summary: Great product for the price I would recommend the vw-vbk360 charger kit for use with this product for extended use. But the record button came off and you cant just buy the plastic button you have to buy the whole switch at $65.00 and then labor for someone to install it I will buy cannon from now on.
Summary: this camera broke down after only few uses(no physical damage) and the screen turned black , unable to record or play previous videos, we called Panasonic and were informed that camera have to be mailed to Texas( no local repairs centers) ,on top of that after 11 days the repair center in Texas called to inform us that a labor payment for 111.50 usd was needed on advance to start repairing camera, cause Panasonic warranty does not cover labor.
Summary: I was disappointed to find out that this camera is made of a very cheap plastic. One single drop in the floor and will break.. It is also hard to operate. I'm good in the latest technology but I have to say this is a complicated camera. . If you want something easier to understand and durable this camera is not for you. Also, for Spanish speaking does not come with Spanish language manual. I returneded it and got the Sony HDR-CX190. Love the Sony!
Summary: What can I say - this camcorder just would not work. I called Panasonic and explained to them that it would not get past 'lens error' on the screen, you could not record or work the menu buttons, nothing responded. A Panasonic tech told me it was defective and that I could send it in for repair. I just returned it to Amazon for a refund.