Summary: Keep in mind that I bought a refurb camera. I REALLY scrutinized the reviews before making this purchase. My budget to buy a NEW camera was $250.00. I decided to take a shot with the Panasonic and couldn't be happier. The picture quality is really good and it's easy to operate. The only issue with this camera is sometimes the color somewhat bleaches out, but for me it's not a big deal because the picture quality is far superior to the Mini-DVD discs and tapes I was...
Summary: For some reason, this item is available through the same link but sometimes shows up ~$50 more. (Not just in different time periods: I just went back to look at it again before writing this and it changed!
Summary: The video quality is very good. The audio is decent. The touchscreen and menu system aren't very good, but that's not a huge deal, as the video and audio quality are the most important things. A good size/feel in the hand. Definitely worth the price.
Awesome Video Camers but disapointed in the still photos.
D. Keith "sea pen", Amazon
17 June 2013
Summary: Takes very good videos which was the primary purpose for buying this camcorder. Love the small size and light weight. Has a very good stabilizing system and the zoom is incredible. The only reason I gave it 4 stars was that I was not completely happy with the still photos that it takes. While they are decent when you shoot in 16x9 at 3 MP, its highest resolution, the pictures are not of equal quality to my digital Canon Power Shot set at the same resolution (3 MP).
Summary: I've only used the camcorder once, but the results seem quite acceptable. It's a little confusing moving from digital still to video, but I think the transition will be OK as the unit seems to take very good quality video using the automatic modes....letting the camera do the work.
Summary: The camera was exactly as described and I am very pleased with it so far. My only complaint is that the camera doesn't come with a battery and the battery is not easy to find. Otherwise, fantastic product! Thanks!
Summary: I love how easy it is to use. It is light and fits easily into your purse. The quality of video seems good and the video is easy to transfer to computers etc. My only complaint is the camera seems like it is made out of cheap plastic - not sure how long it will last.