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: 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.
Summary: Purchased this camera in June worked great for 2 months. This camera did shoot very nice video that was easy to get off the camera and edit with the included software. It did feel a bit cheaper than my old Panasonic mini-dv camera and I guess it was. Turned it on after a day of shooting video only to see a black screen, everything else worked even the touch part of the screen, but could not see anything on the display. Called Panasonic hoping to get a quick turn around.