Summary: After using an old VHS recorder, the impending birth of my first granddaughter prompted me to buy an updated camcorder. I'm still in shock at how small this unit is - fits in the palm of my hand - and makes excellent movies!
Summary: this is a great little camcorder in past years I have paid 4 times the price of camcorders . ihave been playing with consumer camcorders since they first came out.this one tops them all arthur
Summary: this camcorder I bought for my family dairy use. the camcorder does very good job,it is very easy to set up and use. the camcorder is very light, and it open and close lens cap automatically, that is good part of this camcorder. and it has auto sensor for darkness feature when the surround is dark the led lights turning on automatically. the anther good part is the battery has use up to 1 hour continuing shorting.
Great product, very compact, could have used a remote
2 July 2013
Summary: The camera is extremely compact and it has very nice features. The built-in light is a nice feature, but it can get in the way sometimes. You may want to disable it and only enable it when you need it. The camera's small size can make it challenging to operate the controls, especially if you have bigger hands. This can result in unintended movement when you are shooting movies. It would have been nice if Panasonic had offered a remote as my old Sony camcoder.
Summary: Have been loving an older model of this camera for a while now, so when it got a little fritzy, decided to replace it with the current model. It would appear there are two choices - the V100 and V500. Wanted 1080p (not 1080i) and wanted the lens cover to be automatic (not manual), so paid 2X to buy this one. Very happy. Great camera. I love the fact that I can take good still pictures WHILE I am shooting video. Huge optical zoom.
Summary: I was looking for a camcorder to replace a 10 yr old mini-DV unit. I was not looking to spend a lot of money. I ordered a refurb unit and it was a great value. It would have been nice if it inclued the mini-HDMI to HDMI cable or an adaper instead of a componet video cable but other than that I cannot complain. You can control the video playback through your TV remote if you hook it up via HDMI.