Summary: I like to buy Panasonic products, as they offer me good quality at afordable price! Only have to be carefull with temperature changes (example: when you are in a air conditioned area and moves to the heat, the lens gets fogs).
Summary: I've had this camera for a year now and love the style, build quality and how compact the unit is. If you search for more info on this camera you will see there is a white balance issue that is noticeable when panning an area with different lighting. Its the main drawback of this camera. There is also no remote and the zoom button is too delicate to get a even zoom without many takes. Only gets 3 stars for these reasons.
Summary: Great hand held video camera. Lightweight, maybe too much, but definitely does not tire you out when filming a long time. Good quality and simple to use basic feature. Other features required extensive reading and practice.
Summary: I was very happy when I bought the camcorder, and for a few month it worked great. First problem was that one of the CMOS sensors just died. After a few hours, it magically came back to life on its own. I ignored the issue and went on with my life. After that, it just stopped recording. First it happened once, took out the battery, put it back, it came back to life. Now, whatever I do, the Accessing Card LED turns on but I cannot shoot any video.
Summary: I don't have a whole lot of experience with all the features and capabilities of this camera. After taking a few different videos, I hooked the camera up to the TV and the color seemed off. I tried different modes and couldn't figure it out. However, after downloading the videos to my computer, the color seems spot on. I don't know what that is about, but just a heads up to anyone experiencing the same thing.
Summary: The camcorder inexplicably stopped working after only a few times using it. The battery seems to take a charge, but the camera itself will not turn on. Unfortunately, the breakdown occurred after the labor warranty expired and Panasonic's quote to repair it was nearly as much as a new camcorder. I am very disappointed and will not be buying another Panasonic product again.