Summary: Had this for quite a while now. Still works good. I use it mostly outdoors. Wish it had a mic input, but other than that it produces good video easily. Like the reversible screen, which is why I use it sometimes over my better cameras.
Summary: Very pleased after a LOT of research. Sound and picture are better than I expected. I have always been pleased with Panasonic products, so I went with this. A spare battery is a good idea if you have a lot to video. (Like a wedding plus reception.
Summary: What is included: a cord that connect your camcorder to a computer (works on PC and MAC) a cord that connects it to your television a cord that charges your batteries a software for importing, editing etc.
Summary: I have to keep reminding myself this camera is only 200 dollars. The video quality it produces is well beyond what I expected in a 200 dollar camcorder. Sure, with HD cameras in cell phones, these types of dedicated video camcorders are a dying breed.